Christmas Gifts

Today as I  look out the window and see a wet and rainy day I am reminded Christmas is around the corner. I cant help reminiscing about the many celebrations I have been a part of. Some good, some bad, some happy, and some sad. But today I think about Mary how must she have felt celebrating her son’s birthday knowing one day he would be brutally taken away from her. Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with festivities, family, food and kids  filled with joyful excitement. But I confess my heart is no longer in it. I cant help the thought that Jesus was born to die and some how the whole thought of his real purpose gets lost in all the worldly celebration. As I look at the Christmas cross that hangs in my kitchen I am reminded of the most important...

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