The Reason for the Season

Sleigh bells ringing, snow falling (in some countries anyway lol)…you guessed it, it’s Christmas time again!!  I don’t know about you but this is one of my favourite times of the year filled with so much Joy and Love that comes in so many different shapes and forms. From choosing this years colour scheme through to the setting up of the Christmas tree and the baking of Christmas Cookies this is a time of year for family and friends to come together.

Our colour scheme this year was gold and silver – I hope you’ll agree that our tree looks beautiful and the star on top has a meaning many of us don’t even realise. We see bright LED lights hanging from homes and shops with beautiful displays of decorated trees and ornaments intermingled with the occasional santa’s grotto. What’s not to like about Christmas time?

Approximately 45% of the worlds population celebrate Christmas – I mean isn’t that amazing, doesn’t that just emphasise the importance of this amazing holiday. We have come very far from the first Christmas in many ways. Culturally we see Christmas as a time to celebrate family and friends, its a time people come together to eat and be merry but what is the true meaning of Christmas?

In actual fact Christmas is the time that we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God made flesh on earth, our saviour who came as a sacrifice so that we might live. Yes this is a time of love and joy for there was and will never be a greater love than that shown by our Father in heaven through the sending of His Son. As you go into this holiday season think on this for a second, take time out to pray and remember the name of Jesus, forgive those who have wronged you and show love to those who hate you. Be the light for others as Jesus was for us.

God bless you all and Merry Christmas.

xx

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