Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

I hear the Christmas music and I see the lights all a glow, but there seems to be a missing Christmas spirit this year! With Christmas being only a week away, it just feels weird. I find myself even not feeling so festive. I love this time of year and really love the feeling it brings,but something seems to be missing. Maybe because this season seems to be pushed right out the door as soon as it arrives. Christmas items are being put away and spring decor is hitting the shelves. Maybe its the realization that everyone is struggling and people are going into some serious debt to provide for their children this year. I guess a bad economy is bringing everyone down. I am so thankful that the Lord provided Brad a job. 7 months being layed off was truly a testing. I am thankful for my family. Healthy, happy children and a Christian husband that leads us in the right direction. I am so thankful for parents that gave me a Godly heritage and brothers that love the Lord and are serving Him. I am thankful for my Lord and Saviour, for with out Him, nothing would be possible! Jesus is the reason for the season! He is my reason for living, my reason for giving, the song in my heart. Christmas is not about the presents, it's about being in His presence! I wish more people would realize this and we should have the Christmas spirit 365 days a year. For with out this day, our Saviour would not have been born, to die for our sins and to save us from an everlasting Hell. We should be giving of ourselves, our time every day,not just the week of Christmas!! Christians should be the happiest people on the face of the earth. Even if my life were horrible every single day, I should be rejoicing because I will get to spend ETERNITY with Him. Christians nowadays don't show the world anything "different" in us. We are depressed, unhappy, sad, negative....why in the world would I want that? I want to be "different". I want the world to know that I am a Christian and it will be hard, there will be trials and devastation, but I have the Lord on my side. So let's celebrate......God gave is HIS son, Jesus gave us LIFE!! Praise the LORD!!


Anonymous said...

VERY well said, Brandy! Thanks for having such a great Christian testimony. Love ya'll,
Melissa and Ronnie :)

Spirit's Breeze Photography personal blog said...

Well said, amen!