Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Question To Ponder And To Comment On

This past Sunday in Sunday School we had our Christmas breakfast with our families and then everyone scattered to their respective SS classes. We had an "informal" Sunday School hour and was meditating on it last night. So I thought I would pose the same question to my readers that our Sunday School teacher posed to us.

He asked us to think for a few minutes on what Christmas means to us and what we think Christ would like for us to get out of Christmas this year spiritually. We all get gifts each year at Christmas time. We should also get something from our Saviour each year at Christmas time as well. Is there something that you believe He wants you to get out of Christmas this year?

Some were reflecting on the peace of God. Some spoke of time with family. Some spoke of the gift of giving being something they want to reflect on and what a blessing it is to give.

When I was thinking on this thought Sunday morning it came to mind how so many people forsake Jesus every other day of the year except on Easter and Christmas. Some even consider Him on Thanksgiving. And I'm referring to saved folk....not the lost. I know that there have been times in my Christian life that I have not considered Him every other day of the year. So what I would like to reflect on and consider this Christmas holiday is the importance of considering Him every other day of the year. So many will not be doing that. They will consider Him on Christmas Day....but before then they are considering all the gifts they "need" to buy and all the food they need to cook or make for family coming in. Then they will consider Christ on the day we celebrate His birthday but then be right back to the busy-ness of life the day after Christmas. That my friends is a shame.

So tell me in a comment....what is it you would like to receive or reflect on spiritually this Christmas time? I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this.

5 comments:

FREEDOM FROM SIN said...

Sis. Julie,
My thoughts at this time of the year have been:

The Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Have a wonderful Christmas! I love you.
Sis Becky

Baptist Girl said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Julie!

Jim and Cristina

A Note From Theresa said...

Because this Christmas is with my lost family, I want them to (as always when I'm with them) see Christ in me. I can't do any thing (because they will not let me) but live for Him before their eyes. But this IS a heart felt prayer I have all year long.

Merry Christmas Julie! :)

Lisa said...

Julie
I always reflect and remember my Christmas's growing up with my grandmother. She never had much as far as material things but she gave me so much love and always made our Holidays special. I miss her smile and her touch so very much sometimes it hurts but God helps me to draw near to him in these times. Marry Christmas dear Julie. Love. Lisa

Pam said...

I'd like to reflect on my many blessings rather than my physical pain. I'd love to receive the gift of freedom from worrying! I need to pray more, worry less!

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