Friday, December 11, 2009

Jesus is The Reason

We have all seen the sign, "Jesus is the Reason for the Season! But I don't think I have ever really seen it until now. I guess last night's sermon at church for just for me. We had our Christmas Program which brought home the truths of Missions. Then a short and to the point message. We sometimes get so wrapped up in buying or not, family, etc. I just made the remark last week that Christmas would not be the same this year without Mom. We have had five funerals in 2009 in our immediate family. I was looking at the past and getting depressed. Especially after we went to the cemetery to put flowers. I came home just feeling the weight of oppression or depression on me. I tried to keep busy. I wanted to make cookies and candies. That's what Mom always did. Then she passed them out. I thought about her fruit cake. We won't get one this year. We won't see much family this year. All those things that will take the place of what Christmas is all about if we let it. It is not about Mom or our other love ones that have gone on. It's not about for those fig cookies and fruit cake. If that is so, which it is, then what am I fretting about? It's about a Babe that was born to be our Savior. Not that I deserve Him, but because He loved me enough to not only be born but to die on on old rugged cross that I might know Him. I'm trying to re-focus on that Babe of Bethlehem's manger. That's what Christmas is about. He truly is THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

4 comments:

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

I struggle with a lot of those same feelings every year, living so far away from family. Many of our precious holiday memories are tied around our loved ones. I guess that's why we feel that way. But you're right... the best way to get on top of that is to focus on the REAL Reason for the Season! Works every time!

Deborah said...

Amen!

Diana said...

A beautiful post!

Maria I. Morgan said...

So sorry for your many losses this past year! What a blessing to know that Jesus came to set us free from sin and to comfort us in our times of need. Praying that His peace and comfort will be yours throughout this season!

*I can somewhat relate to your loss, my Dad passed away 7 years ago on Dec. 2. God's richest blessings to you!