“Oh, What A Gift!”

Before I get started, let me be clear.  There is NO Christmas without CHRIST.  I mean a not so even close look at the name gives it away, right?

Oh What A Gift….LOVE – unconditional.  HOPE – unbelieveable.  JOY – incomprehensible.  PEACE – undeniable.  All this because God sent us His Son.  So what if calendars were different back then and December 25th isn’t the exact date.  Christmas isn’t a man/woman thing.  It’s a Spirit thing.  Don’t miss all that the Spirit of this season brings by bickering over technicalities.  Christmas; the REAL Christmas (not the one advertised right after Halloween) is bigger than all that.

I know.  It’s 2009 and it isn’t politically correct to talk so openly about Christ  – even at CHRISTmas (go figure.)  Fortunately, I never signed on the PC dotted line.

If you haven’t noticed, the past year has been a little short on LOVE, HOPE, JOY and PEACE for many.  You can’t find any of these gifts at Nordstrom’s or Macy’s.  No Personal Shopper or Secret Santa can deliver these.  These gifts cannot be purchased with coupons of gift cards.  There’s only one way to guarantee receiving these gifts, and that’s inviting a baby, born to a Virgin in a manger, who died on a Cross to rise again, to take up residence in your heart.  No bows, ribbon, tinsel or garland necessary.

This year more than any other in my adult life, I am grateful for THE GIFT that guarantees LOVE.  HOPE.  JOY. PEACE.  No worries on not being able to pay them off in time to place them under a tree.  No dodging collection agencies in their attempts to repossess.  There is no threat of foreclosure on these gifts.

So, if you and your family are fortunate enough this year to share presents purchased from your favorite shopping spots, be sure to bring home the real Christmas GIFT…..and share them.  They multiple when you do.

Merry Christmas!

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