Monday, November 29, 2010

A Gentle Reminder: The Reason For The Season


And though there's alot of great stuff out there that we'd like to have or can be a distraction... let us not forget the REAL Reason for the Season... JESUS!

It is with a heavy Heart that I've watched the News the past few days since the madness of "Black Friday"... people trampled and shoved out of the way, shoppers fighting with each other over Christmas bargains... folks forgetting to show God's Love towards one another in this most Holy of Seasons!  I am a Seasonal Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army, I spend the entire day standing in front of some of the busiest stores and I've witnessed folks cursing each other out over a mere parking space, so harried and hurried that they forget to be polite and show the most basic of civilities... it grieves my Spirit and I'm certain it grieves the Lord's.  I think it matters not to the Lord if we manage to score that big screen TV at a rock bottom price... it simply isn't the Reason for the Season.  He sent His Son to this World at Christmas over 2000 years ago out of Love for Mankind, the ultimate Sacrifice to reconcile us to Himself and show us how much we ALL mean to Him... regardless of who we are or how far we have yet to come in our individual Faith walk and Spirituality.  He wants Relationship with each of us... and He instructs us through His Word to Love our Neighbors as ourselves... and who is our Neighbor?  Well, it's YOU... and YOU... and YOU... and ME... yes, it's ALL of us, every single Person on the face of this Earth... the lovely and the unlovely alike!  And though there is lots of great stuff out there that catches our eye and we would like to have this Christmas or would like to buy for our Loved ones... this is just a gentle reminder not to let the stuff so distract us that we forget to show God's Love to all of the Beloved we come into contact with each day... especially this Holiday Season... to Honor Jesus Christ properly and through us show Him to others by our Love and by being His Hands and Feet on this side of time and eternity... Blessings and Love to you all... Dawn... The Bohemian

It's only forgetting yourself that you draw near to God. -- Henry David Thoreau

And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: -- Thessalonians 3:12

These things I command you, that ye love one another. -- John 15:17

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself -- Galatians 5:14

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A life touched by God always ends in touching others. - Erwin McManus

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)

For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird

Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl