Oh Christmas Tree

For me and my family Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the Christmas Holiday season. Trees are put up and decorated, stockings are hung and the glow from the tree is the backdrop for the next few weeks.

Many people use words like Happy Holidays to avoid offending people who do not celebrate the birth of Christ and that’s ok for them. I don’t believe all of us can be right when it comes to religion, but we could all be wrong. With that being said, I believe in the birth, the life, the death and the resurrection of Jesus but I have mad respect for anyone who chooses different. I believe in my heart of hearts that if I walk right, if I’m open and honest about my faults, my life, my experiences and I give credit to our Lord, people will see and ask what it takes for them to be saved.
Jesus told us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, which indicated he wants us to love ourselves first so we can love our neighbors. This time of the year our friends, families, co-workers and strangers all have things they are dealing with so be kind. Be humble. Be useful. Be the light …
As we usher in a new season of love, let your light shine ..

“God, with his mercy, gave us this work to do, so we don’t give up. But we have turned away from secret and shameful ways. We don’t use trickery, and we don’t change the teaching of God. We teach the truth plainly. This is how we show people who we are. And this is how they can know in their hearts what kind of people we are before God. The Good News that we tell people may be hidden, but it is hidden only to those who are lost. The ruler of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They cannot see the light of the Good News—the message about the divine greatness of Christ. Christ is the one who is exactly like God. We don’t tell people about ourselves. But we tell people that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we tell them that we are your servants for Jesus. God once said, “Let light shine out of the darkness!” And this is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts to let us know that his own divine greatness is seen in the face of Christ.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:1-6‬ ‭ERV‬‬


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