Here's to what a wonderful time we had celebrating the greatest gift to all for all time- Jesus!- and, even more so, here's to celebrating all year long!
In the last few weeks I heard talk of Christmas as just another national holiday or a commercialized and stressful. And, I have to say, as Buddy the Elf would, - "Shocking"
Christmas is a WORLD-wide celebration! For me, a Christian, it starts in January and climaxes in December. So all year long Christmas is in my heart. I carry Jesus with me. All year I aim to give because God gave, Jesus gave, and the 3 wise men and shepherds gave on the night of Jesus' birth.
If Christmas is in your heart all year long, then giving is a way of life, and your love for it only grows stronger as the year goes on. It is a priority in my heart- like praying, reading the Bible, or loving my family.
The commercialization of another doesn't put a damper on my celebrating. They have their reward here and now, but there are rewards that those people don't understand. Those are the rewards I am looking forward to.
At the end of the year my only regret is that I couldn't give more. So here's to a happy new year and Christmas..... as it begins again.