Thursday, December 06, 2007

December brings a lot of fun as well as a lot of stress. We all enjoy time with our family and friends. But we also feel the stress from too much at one time. Or the stress of shopping, decorating, and the many many events we feel we must attend.
"And she will give birth to a son; and you will give him the name Jesus; for he will give his people salvation from their sins. " Mathew 1:21

We all remember the above verse in the Christmas story. Can you imagine the stress Joseph felt as he struggled with the idea that Mary is about to give birth to a child that is not his? He was supposed to be enjoying this time leading up to their marriage. Yet during this stress, God appeared to him and revealed his plans for the savior of the world.

I hope as we plan and go through this season we keep in mind why we are celebrating. It is easy to get caught-up in the trappings of a modern holiday. God sent Jesus to earth to save us from our sins. What wonderful news. God wants us to share this with everyone. During Christmas people are open to the message unlike any other time. Do your part and help spread the word of the greatest gift of all.
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