Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas To Me

1 John 4:7-10 (NCV)Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God's child and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through him. This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins.

William Gilmer-
Christmas to me is not about the gifts
It is not about the drama or the mood shifts
Christmas to me is about the love I received
The moment God reached out and I started to believe
The day that he told me He wanted me to be His son
He wasn’t concerned with all of the sinning I had done
He told me He loved me and wanted to give me life
He told me He loved me so He would give me a gift to make me right
This gift changed me—it caused me to see things differently
In one shining moment I started to see
That my life wasn’t luck—it was orchestrated by the Creator of us all
That I was fortunate to be here and I needed to listen to this call
He showed me He loved me by the many things He had done
My family, my life and all the moments of fun
Were gifts given to me just to get me to this place
This place where I would look up and realize His grace
Is shown through His Son and the people He places around me
His grace is shown through acts of love that span all of history
Do you see His love on this Christmas day
He wants me (us) to be His love on this Christmas day
Are you grateful for all of the people He has placed around you
Do you recognize that God gave you His Son and He uses people to reveal this to you
Christmas to me is the best time of the year
We can share God’s love and remind all who are near
That the Father, He loves us—each and everyone
The Father, He loves us—and He gave us His Son
The Father, He wants us to show and share His presence
I pray that we remember His love as we open each of our presents
1 John 4:21(NCV)  And God gave us this command: Those who love God must also love their brothers and sisters.”

Merry Christmas, I, like my wife, love this time of Year. Be blessed.

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