Celebrating Christmas Together

“O God, our loving Father, help us to rightly remember the birth of Jesus that we may share in the songs of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Your children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven. We ask this in His name, Jesus our Lord.  Amen”  Robert Louis Stevenson

In my weekly Personal Victories newsletter this week I shared that the miracle of Christmas is really that we’re not alone.  Christmas is really about being together, loving and living with each other.  Christmas is a time when we come together to share in the good and the bad of the past year, remembering loved ones, celebrating life and sharing token appreciations for them in our lives.

Christmas, as so many spiritual songs say, is about singing praises and celebrating with the Angels for the baby born some 2000 years ago.  A baby promised to save the world, and ended up doing so much more than anyone ever imagined.  The Savior didn’t come in to defeat what we people saw as threats, but to defeat all threats against us.  But because he wasn’t just a king and conqueror he left us the ability to choose who we ultimately followed though.  These things combine into the best Christmas presents ever.

This week as you celebrate with family and friends, remember what the Reason for the Season came to earth proclaiming and celebrate with your family with love.  Let them know how much you’re thankful for them with love and forgiveness when necessary.  This could be the best Christmas ever.

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