Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Some wise words

Letter from Jesus about Christmas
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :


Anonymous said...

I wonder what ever happened to the people we used to hear about called, "Holy Rollers?"

I think it is odd that God needs a display, really. People just need to stop whatever they are doing and look around.

Anonymous said...

What a good post -and so true.

jinksy said...

In the same way that a puppy dog is not just for Christmas, this Christams Spirit should apply to the other three hundred and sixty four days of the year, too!

Lady Di Tn said...

I got that in an email too and it makes sense to me. Peace

arlee bird said...

This is a real fine message that more people should heed.

Rosy said...

This is a very good message and I can very much relate with number 9...and my tree is a sketch of a tree taped to my door. ha ha ha

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Patty for this post! It's so great to read this and simple to do, but... sometimes difficult to forgive someone who doesn't want to be forgiven, because he/she thinks he/she is right.
I wish you, Abe and your family a very blessed and great advent time!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thank you for this reminder of how good God is to us and we should share his love with everyone.. Merry Christmas!

Renie Burghardt said...

A message we should follow at all times, not just at Christmas!

Have a nice evening. We've been getting rain all day. But it's okay. I'd rather have rain then snow!


Cheryl said...

What a lovely and thoughtful post. It does seem that people are so much nicer, cheerful, and smiling during the Christmas season and why can't we be like that all year round? Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

What a lovely and thoughtful post. It does seem that people are so much nicer, cheerful, and smiling during the Christmas season and why can't we be like that all year round? Thanks for sharing.

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Margaret Cloud said...

Very good post, I especially liked #9, they really help people all year round. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

Beth Niquette said...

That is very moving. Thank you. Along with standing for what we believe, these things are just as important as those other things.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great post, Patty!
Makes a lot of sense. Somethings we all should learn to do on an everyday basis.