~ A Letter From Jesus About Christmas ~

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many you are upset
that folks are taking My name out of the season.
Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born
during this time of the year and that it was some
of your predecessors who decided to celebrate
My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival.
Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.
How I personally feel about this celebration
can probably be most easily understood by those of you
who have been blessed with children of your own.
I don't care what you call the day.
If you want to celebrate My birth, just

Now, having said that let Me go on.
If it bothers you that the town in which you live
doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth,
then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen
and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn.
If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need
for such a scene on the town square
because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree
a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree.
It was I who made all trees.
You can remember Me anytime you see any tree.
Decorate a grape vine if you wish:
I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am
in relation to you and what each of our tasks were,
you can look it up in John 15: 1 - 8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth,
here is my wish list.
Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting
to the way My birthday is being celebrated,
write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.
They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year.
I know, they tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home.
You don't have to know them personally.
They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording
on the cards his staff sent out this year,
why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying
for him and his family this year.
Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts
you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them.
Tell them the story of My birth,
and why I came to live with you down here.
Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past
and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their
own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?
Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone
you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
7. Instead of worrying about what the retailer in your town
calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there.
Give them a warm smile and a kind word.
Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a
'Merry Christmas'
that doesn't keep you from wishing them one.
Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make
so much money on that day they'd close and let their
employees spend the day at home with their families
8. If you really want to make a difference,
support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love
and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families
in your town who not only will have no 'Christmas' tree,
but neither will they have any presents to give or receive.
If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts
and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity
which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in
and loyalty to Me, then live like a Christian. Don't do things in
secret that you wouldn't do in My presence.
Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.
Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself.
Just love Me and do what I have told you to do.
I'll take care of all the rest.

Check out the list above and get to work loving; time is short.
I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court.
And do have a most blessed Christmas
with all those whom you love and remember:



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