Wednesday, December 12, 2012
is not about shopping malls or wish lists.
It's not about the perfect outfit and the perfect background for the perfect Christmas card.
It's not about how many Christmas cards I have received or how many parties I have been invited to or not been invited to.
It's not about the merits of fake trees versus real trees.
It's not about sparkly wreaths or colorful lights.
It's not about baking and cleaning and decorating.
It's not about Rudolf or Santa or even the Elf on the Shelf.
It's not about the latest "it" toy.
It's not about how many gifts are under the tree.
But Christmas is about one gift we have all been given...
the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Have you accepted this gift? Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
"...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."