Today, I wanted to reflect on an archive verse and message I had written during this week a couple years. As I reviewed the message, I was amazed that the subject of “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” VS “MERRY CHRISTMAS” applies more today than it did at that time…..ponder this and don’t be afraid to step on anyone’s toes by wishing them—MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.
I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD HAS COME! Hmmmm, I wonder if I am going to be receive some form of Internet violation for writing CHRISTMAS?!?!?! OK everybody….if you express your anger about what is going on with this whole “HAPPY HOLIDAY” nonsense…then………SATAN HAS GOTTEN THE BEST OF YOU. I admit that I am disappointed that the SGA athas renamed the school Christmas tree a “Holiday Tree” because they claim it “creates a problem of exclusion rather than acceptance.” However, that is not going to have the power to steal my JOY!
The kind of JOY our Lord offers doesn’t depend on what is happening around us. It depends on what is going on inside us. It is a POWER like no other! Do not be afraid to say “Merry!” Just act like none of this chaos is happening. Go on as you have before……don’t let the actions of others attempting to take the “Christ” out of break your spirit! Remember Christ already won at Calvary! There are those who may not care to celebrate the birth of our KING, and that is their choice. But we will not be intimidated to the point of cowering down to a hush hush.
We are the people of God, and we are thousands of years old! Our Savior came to rescue us more than 2000 years ago, and HIS STORY has stood the test of time. The most popular book in the entire world is the.
The most crucial thing we can do at this time is to reflect our birthday Boy to a world that has lost hope! We can stand our ground with HIS GRACE! We don’t have to prove anything…the proof is inside US! We have to continue to keep our eyes on the One Who gives us all we need. He fills us with His fruit and provides an abundant love overflowing……and that’s what our world needs. We have nothing to fear…..because HIS LOVE inside of us will never die!
If we allow the distractions of the removal of the Baby in the Manger to scare us…. we have chosen to appeal to the approval of the world, not the approval of the One Who matters! Mothers and Dads, would you choose not to celebrate your child’s birthday if someone told you not to? Of course not!! Birthdays are a beautiful miracle of life, and we cannot overlook the most remarkable birth in history!
I CHOOSE TO SIT AT YOUR TABLE AND SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKE!
I CHOOSE TO DECORATE MY CHRISTMAS TREE!!
MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
I CHOOSE TO BE JOY-FULL IN JESUS THIS SEASON!!