With Christmas tomorrow, we see families gathering, people madly shopping for last minute gifts and all the rest of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Now is the time to stop and reflect just why we really celebrate this time. As Christians, we are the only ones who know the real meaning of Christmas and why it is a time of celebration and what that celebration means to all who will believe. If there were no Jesus, there would be no Christmas.
As you see the many slogans being shown around you, take time to explain the real meaning of what is being said…. “Peace on earth, good will to men”, “Joy to the world”, “Hark, the herald Angels sing” and “round yon virgin, mother and Child”. Think about what each of these things mean, then share them with others. It’s a time to celebrate and worship, our savior was born!!!!
In the next two days as you gather with your loved ones, remember who Jesus is, he is the reason for the Season.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (6) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (7) Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may God bless you and yours!
-The Starkville Home Team
Caitlin, Tricia, Stephanie and Kim