The Essence of Christmas is Love!♫ Turn on your speakers!CLICK TO ADVANCE SLIDES A Message from Jesus
Christmas is spoken of as "theseason of joy" and "a time ofcheer."But as Christmas comesaround, do you sometimesexperience things far from joyand cheer?Do you find yourself boggeddown and your days filled withbusyness?Are you weary after a long yearand the numerous problemsand difficulties that came yourway?Does Christmas seem like onemore pressure, one moredemand on your time?
Stop for a minute. It will mean an exchange, though.You may not think you Youll have to givehave time to stop, but up something inyou should anyway. your busy life so that you can make I want to help you space forexperience calm and something better.peace this Yuletide.Instead of hoping tosurvive the Christmasseason, Id like you toactually enjoy it!
You may look at each Christmas asneeding to be bigger and better thanthe last, and you anxiously fill upevery moment making preparationstoward that goal.But sometimes less is more.Have you stopped to think aboutwhether all the running around isnecessary? Is it really making your Christmas season and that of your loved ones happier? Or are you cutting out the truly important things in life in order to select the perfect gifts, arrange the decorations impeccably, and gather the most sumptuous ingredients for a dinner celebration?
The less frenzied you areabout creating the"perfect" Christmas, themore time youll find toenjoy it.The less stressed andpressured you are, themore happiness and joywill fill the time you andyour loved ones spendtogether.Christmas is best enjoyedwhen it isnt centered ondecorations, gifts, orfestivities, but when loveis at its core.
Love is the essence of Christmas.Christmas should meantaking quality time with yourfamily and friends. Its aboutcherishing and celebratingthe love you share.Sadly, love can get lostamidst the Christmas hustleand bustle. Sometimes itscovered up by thedecorations and gifts, theendless shopping, and theChristmas dinner and parties.
Christmas is a time offestivities, but theres muchmore to it than that.Christmas is My birthday.Its a time to celebrate thegreatest gift ever given tohumanity.Can you take a moment forMe now, in honor of Mybirthday?Can you spare a minute tolet Me tell you how much Ilove you?Can you stop to thank Mefor My love, and to reflecton how you can spreadmore love throughout theworld?
It was love for you that brought Me to Earth 2,000 years ago.It was love that gave Me the impetus to walk your world and be one of you, to live and to die for you. Love was, and still is, the core of My existence.Everything I have done has been out of love for you personally, and love for humankind as a whole. You mean that much to Me!
This Christmas season, take time for love. If you do, youll be giving Me a wonderful gift, and youllmake it possible for Me to give you special gifts this year as well.The festive decorations, the scrumptious food, the many gifts, most of thosewill fade into oblivion, lost among the memories of many Christmases; but the love that youll have shared and nurtured will live on forever. I love you, Jesus
If you havent yet experienced Jesus beautiful love, the heart and soul of Christmas, you can now. All it takes is inviting Him into your heart and life. PRAYER: Jesus, I thank You for the love You have shown me by coming to Earth, by living and dying for me. I want to celebrate this Christmas together with You. I want to know You, to receive Your love, and Your gift ofeternal life. Please touch my life with the love You haveto offer, and help me to share that love with others too .