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“This is a season of joy. It is a time to remember Jesus and to celebrate that he came into the world to save you from sin and show you the way to me. With all the commercialism around Christmas, remember this truth and let it be the focus of your holidays. The joy of Jesus, the life he lived, should be present with you every day of the year, not just at this time.
The birth of my Son was a gift to the world. Some have embraced and received him. Others have rejected, despised, and hated him because they do not believe that he came from me. Those without understanding cannot accept the miracle of his birth. They do not ‘feel’ they need a Savior or His forgiveness.
Those who have rejected me have done so because I have given them free will to make their own choices and you must not judge them. I am God and only I can judge the hearts of men. Whether they have chosen to believe in me or not, I am their creator and they are also my children.
Don’t allow differences in beliefs or the opinions of others to get in the way of what you believe and why you celebrate the birth of Jesus. Be kind, and allow the light of His love and joy to shine in your heart by the way that you live. In doing so, others will see him in you and some may even be touched by His Spirit because of it.”
- “…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1: 20-21
- “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.” Isaiah 53:3
- Jesus said, “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.” John 12:47-48
- “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8