Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 17, 2013

Thought For The Week December 22, 2013

Well, Christmas Day is this week. I mentioned one Sunday that I think that Christmas Day for me is kind of an anti-climax. Christmas Day means all of the expectations, plans, and remembrances of the season are finished. I think that, for me, the Christmas season is much more pleasant than the day itself. Going through the season, planning Advent services, focusing on all that God had in mind by sending Jesus, seeing the excitement in children, listening to music that brings back so many memories, planning menus and cooking once-a-year goodies; all these things make the season of Christmas special for me. I just don’t like to see it end and after Christmas Day the only thing left is the door buster sales the day after and the bowl games (which kind of sooth the let down for Christmas being over).

So on Wednesday we’ll be there. Did you keep Jesus at the center of your Christmas thoughts? Without Him there would not be a day to celebrate, there would never have been a Savior to die on the cross, there would not be the joy of knowing our sins are forgiven and we have received the guarantee of eternal life. It’s not too late to refocus if that’s something you need to do. Instead of letting shopping, cooking, partying, gift-giving and receiving, etc. distract your from Jesus, try to find a way to let Him be the center of everything you enjoy and give this Christmas.

I look forward to seeing you on Christmas Eve as we celebrate His coming by candle light. We’ll continue the review of Plastic Donuts next week. In the meantime, God bless you and Merry Christmas!

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