thought this was a good one.  I've felt sad that Jesus seems less and less honored this time of year....this has some positive proactive points!! 

And reminds me of our sermon today about being worshippers of God - worshipping Him with our actions.....

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are
taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't
actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your
predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually
a time of pagan festival; although, I do appreciate being remembered
any time.

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 

and share the message of My birth with others so they can know me. 

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
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. 

Complaining that I can't be mentioned in public schools?  Did you know you could volunteer

to help with the 'Good News' clubs in the public schools each week that are  teaching the Gospel

and praying and passing out Bibles AND looking for more helpers to meet the needs.

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 and may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine
if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching th at explains
who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks are. If you
forgot that one, look at 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 

and while you're at it, please tell them about Me .
*       3. Instead of writing George 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  and offering a tract or to meet with them to share the hope of the Good News.

Not trained to share the Gospel you say??  Well then 'read my Book' and take evangelism

training with Child Evangelism Fellowship or Evangelism Explosion or just get some good tracts

that you can hand out  ; it could make the difference. Also, you might consider
supporting the local Hot-Line: they talk with people like that every day.
*       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. You may already know someone like that.
*       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
(and I suspect you don't), buy some food and a few gifts and give them to
the Marines, the Salvation Army or some other charity that 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 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 it is now up to you.
I'll do My job, but I won't do your job.
And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those you love
and, remember,


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Dec. 17, 2007 at 12:45 PM Awesome!

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Dec. 17, 2007 at 2:47 PM This is what it's all about. The true meaning of Christmas has been lost in commercialism.  People go crazy to get to the store at 4 am but I bet that same person won't be in church on Christmas...

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