Season of Christmas

The Giving Season of Christmas is now full-blown upon us. For Christians, true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the
meaning of Christmas which lives in our hearts all year long has an opporutunity be shared by reaching out to the poor and needy, which the Church has always tried to do, down the ages of history. But more than that; to reach out to the lost and perishing. For there is something about Christmas where it seems God prepares hearts to be drawn to His Son Jesus Christ. There’s something about the humbleness of the Christ Child that ministers to hardened hearts more than at any other time of the year. We, in the church have always heard this. And in my life it happened that way for it was during the season of Christmas that I received The Lord Jesus Christ into my own heart.

I found a poem by Edwin Markham, an American poet, who wrote,
“He drew a circle and shut me out, a rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win. We drew a circle that took him in”
I considered the above for a while and thought how God had drawn me into a covenant with Himself. For, I had drawn a circle and shut Him out. I was a rebel, a thing to flout. But God with His love and the wit to win, drew a circle and TOOK ME IN. Oh How I praise Him for this great circle of Love, His ‘Drawing” of Love.
This season I want to be like Jesus. Let us draw a circle around those who need the Lord Jesus Christ so desperately,who are crying out and yearning to be delivered from their destructive ways. Can we draw a circle of love, like in the Lion King and draw them into that circle?
The circle of Love Foundation suggests (paraphrased) , ‘Every person has a heart, Every heart has a place within, that wants only to love and be loved (that God-shaped vacuum within the heart of man). Let us connect, make a connection and communication with that place of love in each heart with our hearts and with the hearts all around us.’
Let’s not just give the illusion of love and the delusion of love, this Christmas, but a CIRCLE OF LOVE and draw their hearts into Jesus Christ for a really, truly MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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9 thoughts on “Season of Christmas

  1. Christmas without Christ in it is a farce, and a delusion. The worldy can celebrate, yes; they can give the gifts, sing the cheery songs, give lip service to the nativity carols, but if their hearts are Christ-less it is just another bash, another reason to pig out, to eat, drink and be merry. We have shoved the birth of Jesus out of our schools so that what is going on in the outside world of Christmas shopping, parties, Christmas carols, Santa Clauses and Midnight church services “do not compute” with our students. Unless they have been to Sunday school and/or church they have little idea of what the origin of the Christmas Holidays is really about. We are discouraged from singing the carols in the schools and asked to refrain from the Christmas message, the birth of Jesus Chirst, unless asked specifically by a student. Then it is to be purely objective and terse. The powers that be have relegated the anniversary of the Birth of Christ to WINTER RECESS!
    ALmighty God sits in the Heavens and He laughs. He hold them in derision. For He knows that eventually and eternally, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

  2. Advent Wreath, Angel, Bells, Candles, , Lights, Cards, and many other magnificent symbols are in our Christmas Tradition to tell the story of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Christians believe Jesus is the son of God.

    All we as Christians have to do is get busy and make our corner of the world ring with the story. When the story, God’s Word is told, the Holy Spirit is there to affirm the story to the heart of man. Paul told his, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience an an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. …” (I Tim. 1:15-17)

  3. Yes, candles and lights are such a beautiful part of Christmas representing the True light…”The real light, which shines on everyone, was coming into the world.”(John 1:9)
    And it reminds us that just as lighting candles and lights at this Christmas season will help dispel darkness and bring some hope and comfort, that if we receive Jesus the Light into our lives we will have peace and true security. “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psaml 27:1)

  4. That’s right, Sara! ‘Our corner of the world’ will hum with love and light as we celebrate God’s greatest Gift to mankind; the earthly birth of His wonderful Son.Jesus Christ. Let the merry bells ring out and choirs sing the carols of old, telling the Gospel message of Jesus’ birth.
    Go Tell It on the Mountain that Jesus Christ is born!

  5. I heard Dr. David Jeremiah speaking on the radio this morning, and one of the things he said, has “stuck in my mind” and I’d like to share, here on the daily lily. He said, that “He came down, so that we could go up”. Yes, that’s right we CAN GO UP, if only we will repent of our sins, and accept Jesus as our personal Saviour, and follow His teachings. Lord Jesus, I pray for anyone who has not accepted You, into their heart. Place a hunger within them to seek truth from You and Your Word. Give them the courage and the strength to humbly accept, Your free offer, to a heavenly home. I give You praise and honor. for sending Your precious Son, from the almightly throne of Heaven, just so we could have the freedom to choose our eternal destiny.

  6. I agree in prayer with you Needles that seekers of truth will have the strength and courage to accept peace into their hearts. Ps. 145:13, assures all of us, “The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all He has made.”

  7. Mama’s Christmas Table

    He pressed his tiny cherub face
    Against his mother’s table lace.
    On tippy toe so he could see
    Then clapped his hands in childish glee.

    For there upon the table spread
    Were golden loaves of homemade bread,
    And mounds of mashed potatoes high
    And mama’s homemade apple pie.

    And in the center, big and fat
    A golden roasted turkey sat;
    Surrounded by the other things
    That Christmas dinner always brings.

    Then slowly trudging down the hall
    He watched the big clock on the wall
    ‘Cause mama said that they would sup
    When both the hands were pointing up.

    At last he hears the big clock chime
    And mama’s call, “It’s dinnertime!”
    And hurriedly he finds his place
    And waits till dad says table grace.

    And all the world is perfect then
    And he’ll think back time and again
    And wish to God that he were able
    To sit at mama’s Christmas table.

    William Raymond Waterman, Sr.
    From his book “Ringing of the Bells”

  8. In David Wilkerson’s recent Newsletter his headines read “God’s People Will Not Be Ashamed in the Time of Calamity”. And St. Paul in the book of 2Timothy says “In the last days, perilous times shall come…evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” There have always been evil men and women in the world but Paul warns that it will grow ‘worse and worse”. We certainly have seen astonishing events or “worse and worse” just in the past few weeks in our nation and abroad. Leaders have been exposed concerning evil practices, corruption to the exponential degree. Modern day executive ‘Neros’ who ‘fiddle’ at sumptuous parties while the poor are being cast out of thier prohibitively- mortgaged homes. But most people already know all this. One headline after another come over the airwaves trumpeting how we have been deceived and scalped and taken advantage of.
    So what are we to do?
    David Wilkerson , like another David of the Scriptures says, “No matter what happens in the world, no matter how fearful the news becomes, no matter how severely the world shakes, or world economies teeter toward callapse, GOD’S PEOPLE WILL NOT BE LEFT ASHAMED. God will act on our faith toward Him to fulfill His Word to us. We may suffer some loss but HE will COME THROUGH for all who fully trust in Him. The world will never be able to say, ‘Your God didn’t come through for you”. David Wilkerson quotes David the Psalmist in Ps. 37 concerning what is going on right now in our world.
    ” The Lord upholds the righteous”. He is a God of “COMING THROUGH”. Beth Moore in her Bible study “LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF” teaches that God is a God of THROUGH. We will get THROUGH if we persevere and not faint. David Wilkerson and David the Psalmist are saying the same thing.
    And that is the CHRISTMAS STORY. Jesus Christ came THROUGH. He left His home in Glory and coming THROUGH the harsh veil of flesh descended into the world and the world system and CAME THROUGH the vicious challenge of the Cross, came THROUGH death and THROUGH resurrection conquered the universe for us.
    I keep going back to Sara’s quote that the resurrection is THE REASON that we can celebrate Christmas. Our God will defend His people.
    PEACE on EARTH is NOW for those who trust in the ETERNAL GOD.

  9. Let me encourage you to read Psalm 37 and then read the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke and see the connection among those Scriptures. Nothing is as encouraging, comforting and consoling as God’s Word for us, especially this Christmas season.
    Praise God for Jesus Christ our Savior.

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