Two thousand twelve years ago, our Savior, Jesus Christ, was born in a manger in Bethlehem. Since that time, we have celebrated his birth. Originally religiously, we now remember this miraculous event in grandiose fashion. Christmas! A day of giving! A day symbolized by Santa Clause, Christmas trees, outdoor lighting, caroling, and feasting.
It is also a day for us to remember our lost ones. Jesus was born to die for our sins.
Even in black times, our spirits turn back to this marvelous event. A child is born. A child who will change the world. A child who will later die for us. A child who will receive our souls and give us eternal life in a spiritual world.
With hope of life, this young innocent child protects our spirit, and oversees our daily lives. He's there for us whenever we need him. He is there when we are born. He is there when we die.
So as we celebrate this holiday season, preparing our gifts for Christmas day, its time to remember the meaning of Christmas.
This has been a difficult year for many Americans. Natural disasters and human carnage have tested our faith. Many have lost their physical possessions. And, many have lost their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and children.
But time marches on, and God is still with us. While we cannot understand the reasoning, our faith must remain strong.
We look to new life as the world will soon celebrate the birth of our Christ and renews our faith that God is still there.
Yes, Christ is born. Glorify him!
Merry Christmas to all!