During the Advent / Christmas season, discussions often take place about the best Christmas gift one has ever received, or the best Christmas gift one has ever given.
Why do I believe that Jesus Christ is the best gift ever given?
As I understand scripture . . . Christ was sent to all of us . . . through the actions of a loving and compassionate God who placed His hand into the very fabric of human existence . . . and in doing so . . . gave each of us the "gift of acceptance."
At Christmas . . . it is NOT the loud, flashy commercials and Christmas advertisements I hear anymore . . . I can actually "tune those out" very easily it seems . . .
Rather, during Advent and Christmas, I hear the voice of God saying: through the hearing and singing of music, through the reading of scriptures, and when witnessing the charitable and compassionate actions of others . . .
-YOU are valued . . .
-YOU are included . . .
-YOU are wanted . . .
-YOU are precious to me . . .
-The gift of the Christ-child . . . is for YOU!
My most-most-most favorite Christmas song ever . . . sung by my favorite singer of all time, Bing Crosby, shares my feelings in words and music better than I can share through a blog entry.
The song is: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Merry Christmas to all!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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