Hi everyone, well Christmastime is here. :) I just love this time of the year. I love the cold and the snow. And we do get an abundance of both things here in my neck of the woods. I just love it.
I do love the excitement of the children, the decorations, the smell of home baked foods in the house. The roaring fire in the fireplace and hot cocoa on cold nights. I love how everyone is just extra nice and happy.
But what I love most of all in the Reason for the season.
We celebrate the birth of the Son of God. Jesus Christ, who taught us how to live, love and pray. He showed us by example how to treat people and how to love everyone, no matter their race, creed (belief), color, because we are ALL brothers and sisters and children of God. And we all deserve to be treated as such. He showed us how to forgive, turn the other cheek.
But above all he showed us how to love. He loved us so much that he died for us. He suffered all the mental, emotional and physical pains that we suffer. But he suffered this for ALL the people who ever lived, who live now (us) and who ever will live. He did this so that if we accept this and are obedient to his teachings, have faith in Him, repent, and be baptized, we would not have to suffer so greatly for our sins and we would be resurrected in the last days. What a wonder gift.
What a wonderful example of love. I love Jesus and Heavenly Father so much for this gift.
Where would we be if Jesus didn't do this?
So I pray that we will ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM. And especially at this time of the year when the excitement of the world is overwhelming, that we will remember the real reason we celebrate. Take care.
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