Christmas more than a ‘to-do’ list

 

What is it about Christmas that leads us to celebrate? A lot of us get caught up in shopping and sending greetings. All of this is OK, however, on Dec. 25, who or what do you think of? Who or what warms your heart? Do you feel love? Have you ever felt the love of God not just on this day, but throughout the year? These are questions that give these holidays meaning. Without feeling God’s love, expressed through His son, we are empty, and Christmas becomes a “to-do” list.

In sharing love we are saying that we believe because God is love — a personal love, not just a distant deity. He came to Earth and completed a mission by the age of 33. When He left, He also said He’d be back. Belief or fairy tale? When it comes to faith, our lives are proof. In overcoming obstacles, the power of God is manifested.

At Christmas so many things about God become apparent — His birth, His mission, His sacrifice and love, His death and the power He gives us daily through the Holy Spirit. All of this is wonderfully overwhelming.

Lu Berzanski, Miami

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