Don’t Forget Jesus
Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ,
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives
There really is no other reason,
We celebrate this day,
The birth of God’s precious son
And the life, He willingly gave
But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives,
We lose our focus in all the happenings,
Not knowing, we leave out Christ
We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about,
Trying to find that perfect gift,
Seems to cloud our Saviour out
We need to stop and reflect awhile,
Remembering our precious Lord,
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for
For though the world may celebrate,
It seems, though, for other reasons,
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season.
© By M.S.Lowndes
I have learned much from those older than I. I believe their wisdom is often overlooked and seldom appreciated. This is an example of the wit and lessons so many of us still need to learn.
By Mary Ready
You’re only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
To me, old age is always twenty years older than I am.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter
The man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.
Those who love deeply never grow old.
As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face.
We didn’t stop dancing because we grew old; we grew old because we stopped dancing.
To avoid the grumpiness that sometimes accompanies aging, may we all- in the coming new year- continue dancing.
“A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for one whom he has never seen. He talks familiarly every day to someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another, empties himself in order that he might be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up. He is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible and knows that which passeth knowledge.”
Beautiful. Thank You for sharing.
Recently I took my first ministry position as children’s/youth director. For years I felt like I had a message to share and after waiting and praying, I finally would be able to share my faith. The church, at first, seemed so optimistic about these programs.
Then reality set in. The parents of our youth and children have put church and faith below a number of other priorities. No matter what I try, I am met with a backlash of spiteful emails or texts. I keep thinking about how adversities are what strengthen faith. I know God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. But I so much want to retaliate against those who have nothing better to do than complain. Yet I know this is not the Christian way. If you are reading this can you say a quick prayer on our ministries behalf. Thank you.God Bless
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.Helen Keller