Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas is about....

This Christmas card which I had just made exudes a special message. In my younger days Christmas meant shopping for gifts and sending cards to wish my loved ones a happy holiday season. Christmas has a fuller meaning now, to me anyway. Christmas is more than just enjoying an euphoric feelings of a bright and merry holiday season where families gather to have a western meal of roasted meat, red wine and sweet desserts and exchange gifts and partying into the night.

Christmas now reminds me of God's love for me and the world - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 - and it's because of Jesus Christ that I know God's purposes for my life. And that's why I'm celebrating Christmas - Jesus Christ shows me His way, His truth and in Him I live a life full of purposes and a meaningful one as well.

Jesus loves me to death - oh well, He died on the cross to redeem me from my sins - just as I love my family to death. That's why LOVE holds my family together. Christmas reminds me of Christ's love and because He loves me, I too, can love others and learn to forgive with Jesus' strength. Love begins with loving my husband and children unconditionally. My dream for my family is renewed every year especially at Christmas time when FAMILY comes TOGETHER and be together - we teach each other about spending time together, remaining loyal to one another, accepting each others' differences and encouraging each other in our faith. *These peek-a-boo windows are cut outs from Ellison Window Cuts Frame, Rectangle Peek-a-Boo.*

Christmas is Jesus Christ loving the whole world and every relationship is given by God. Christmas is thanking God for friends in my life who share much love and laughter and new friends whom God may send in my way to fulfill his purposes in my life.

Christmas fulfills God's purposes and it brings glory to Him.

Inside of the card - stamped messages and embossed with heat tool.


Jo said...

Very nice & meaningful !

lbylaura said...

Thanks, Jo.