Christmas MusingsSilent Night, Holy Night
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;to hide Him in a cradle, is
not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit,share it with others far andnear, from week to week andmonth to month, through-out the entire year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
Christmas Gift Suggestions
To your enemy, forgivenessTo an opponent, toleranceTo a friend, your heartTo a customer, serviceTo all, charity To every child, a good exam-pleTo yourself, respect
Let Every Day Be Christmas
Christmas is forever. Not forjust one day, for loving, shar-ing, giving, are not to putaway like bells and lights andtinsel, in some box upon ashelf.The good you do for othersis good you do yourself.Peace on Earth, good will tomen, kind thoughts and words of cheer, are things weshould use often and notjust once a year.
feel that their lives are a worthless waste, but that is not true! No matter what has happened or will happen, no
one will lose his value in God’s eyes.
To Him, clean or dirty, crumpled orfinely creased, His creation still re-mains priceless. Our worth is notdetermined by what we do or who weare but by Whose we are! He alone isthe one who brings meaning and worth into our lives. Others may think we are nothing more than a pile of trash that should be thrown away, butGod sees a valuable masterpiece in themaking!I read a story about a well-knownspeaker who started his seminar by holding up a twenty-dollar bill. In theroom of two hundred people, he asked who would like to have it. Handsstarted going up all over the place. He
said, “I’m going to give this twenty
dollars to one of you, but first let me
do this.” Then he proceeded to crum-
ple the money. Holding up the wrin-kled twenty-dollar bill, the question
was asked again, “Who still wants thismoney?” Once more, hands shot up inthe air. “Well,” he replied, “what if Ido this?” Dropping the money on the
carpet, the man ground it into thefloor with his shoe. Picking up therumpled and dirty bill, the speaker
asked a third time, “Now who wantsit?” Again, hands were raised affirma-
tively. At that point, the man said,
“My friends, you have all learned a
very valuable lesson.No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did notdecrease in value. It was still worth
twenty dollars.” Similarly, many have
been dropped, crumpled, crushed, andground into the dirt by decisions andcircumstances throughout life. Theseunfortunate events may cause them to
place, all alone. Let Him renew your springs that will never dry up.Let this be your Christmas gift to Jesus. The reward will be a freshstart and a renewed heart whereall is calm and all is bright.Silent Night, Oh Holy Night.
-Shelia Yatesmiraclesinaction.weebly.com We hustle and bustle from beforeThanksgiving till after the New Year. Weget so busy with family and friends,shopping and cooking, giving and receiv-ing. We get smack dab wore out.How much more meaningful our Christ-mas would be if we deliberately plannedsome quiet time alone with Jesus.The Bible often exhorts us to invest timealone in Prayer. Mt 6:6 tells us to go intoour room and shut the door and pray toour Father who is in the secret place andour Father who sees in secret will rewardus openly.Notice how the Lord met the Christmascharacters alone in that secret place.Zacharias was alone in the temple whenGabriel appeared to him at the altar.Mary was alone when the same angelappeared to her. Joseph was alone whenthe Angel of the Lord spoke to him in adream. What a wonderful reward. JESUSBefore you know it, Christmas will begone. One of the most important timesof the year! Our celebration of Jesus ourSavior.Let us spend a night or two in that secret
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The only real blindperson at Christmastime is he who hasnot Christ in hisheart.