The True Gifts of Christmas

IMG-20151205-WA0006.jpgThroughout my entire life I have anticipated the holiday season with a focus on gift giving, decorating cookies, and celebrating Jesus’ birthday. I hold onto fond memories of my sisters and I waking up at the crack of dawn and running down the stairs to discover what gifts Santa left under the tree. Later that morning, we would eat the anise cookies pressed into  shapes of gingerbread men, candy canes, and wreaths that our sweet Grandma Ruby helped us to bake on Christmas Eve.

I have a completely different perspective on Christmas this year. In a world filled with chaos and uncertain times; my thoughts and prayers  turn to friends who are battling life-threatening diseases, and for those who are broken-hearted over the loss of a loved one. This life is a fragile and precious gift that can be taken away in an instant. All the more reason to be grateful to our omnipotent Father who pours out his love on us daily in every imaginable way.

The true gifts of Christmas are the Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. And the good news is that we don’t need to wait until Christmas morning to receive them. Have a blessed and beautiful celebration!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The True Gifts of Christmas

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  2. Craig Davillier says:

    As I had spoken with Cat on this evening she had told me about her writing about the true meaning of Christmas to her and how she had changed perspective on Christmas. I told her that I would read her blog, being I’m not a blogger, I went and read her blog and I have also come to this understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. The very first gift of Christmas was the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, who came to offer himself as salvation for the world. A world full of chaos and confusion, and we know that God is not the author of chaos and confusion! What a wonderful gift that is that we can call him at any time knowing that he’ll be there for us with grace, mercy and love! As Cat said in her blog we don’t have to wait until December to have Christmas, we can have Christmas everyday because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross! What a wonderful gift to have someone that loves us unconditionally regardless of our faults and imperfections God is there to love us! So let us never forget that the only answer for true peace, love and joy is Jesus Christ! Sister keep on serving the Lord with your writings and testimonies which are the seeds that we are called to sow. God is worthy of our praise and worship on a daily basis! Thank you and we love You God with all our heart, mind, body and soul and let us always treat our neighbors as our self! Merry Christmas Jesus! We love you because you loved us first! Amen!

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