I’d Have a Blue Christmas

…without Him.

[I will glorify Your name forever]

Though we don’t know the true day of Jesus birth, we’ve chosen to celebrate it every year at Christmas time, this is a beautiful way that we can express our love for our Savior.  

The Christmas tree stands as a reminder of the tree (the cross) upon which Jesus would willing become the sacrifice for the sins of mankind; it’s evergreen branches remind us that God’s love is ever faithful and never changing; the star we place at its highest peak draws our eyes upwards, and reminds us of the One who’s name is above all names; it shines down on us just as the star that lead the Wise Men to Jesus did.  The candles we light are a reminder that Jesus is the light of the world: a love that burns in our hearts. The lights we wrap around our Christmas tree remind us, that as we wrap ourselves around  Jesus, we also become lights in the dark; the decorations we place upon it’s boughs can express so many beautiful things; and last but not least, the gifts that we give to one another are a reflection of the gifts that were presented to our newborn King.

Through a parable, Jesus told us, that what we do for the least of his brothers and sisters we also do for Him. (Matthew 25:40) Therefore, when we exchange our gifts, and we give to those in need, the joy and love that we share is a gift that we present to our Savior as well.

Happy Birthday Jesus. ❤

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” –Luke 2:14

“I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever.” –Psalm 86:12

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Music that Speaks

Casting Crowns is easily my all time favorite Christian Band; they’ve always spoken to my heart as they glorified God.  These two songs below are no different. Let’s continue to glorify God in the highest, by doing as He has taught us to do: “‘Love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27)

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6 Thoughts

  1. Yes, whatever the original source of our traditions, believers see Christ in all our festivities. I remember getting acquainted with a family of immigrants from a country where Christianity was not the norm, and as they asked me to explain the various symbols at Christmastime, I was able to explain the whole gospel in the tree, the lights, the gifts, and the wreaths – evergreen to represent life, circular for eternity, with red berries to remind us of the blood that was shed for our salvation. 😉

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. 🙂 And yes, absolutely! We can see symbols of Him in so many different things and in so many wonderful ways. I love that. It’s very inspiring to me. Just like Toby Mac’s song “Everything,” we can see God’s hand in everything if we’re looking and listening daily.

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