Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just recieved this, had to post




Christmas Letter from Jesus=====

This came in my email at the perfect time.

I recently got into a discussion online with

some ladies about Christmas and whatit means...

and stores and companies and how they do or do notcelebrate the season!

Boy, this really opened my eyes.


Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many 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 anytime.

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 Mybirth,

then just get rid of a couple of Santa's 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 themall 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 madeall 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 knowthem personally.
They just need to know that someone cares about them.


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;

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:

I LOVE YOU,

JESUS

5 comments:

JoHn'S wOrLd said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.And for praying for my neice Shatlynn.I will be praying for your fibermyalisia(sorry cant spell it)
John

Rjet33 said...

AMEN, I couldn't have said it any better myself.

Merry Christmas!~

Susan

Trooper Thorn said...

I figured Jesus would be cool like that. Not cool in a "hey, it's groovy to do whatever you want" kind of way, but coll in a "don't stress of the mean things, but do what you know is right" kind of way.
Thanks for posting that.

Tracy said...

came across your blog so wanted to say hi! loved this entry it was beautiful ! hugs

Rjet33 said...

I nominated you for the Marie Antoinette Award. Come by my journal to pick up your award.

http://countrylivingsouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2008/12/real-people-real-blogs-award.html#links

Merry Christmas!~

Susan