Today we celebrate what probably is NOT the actual date of Christ's arrival in that stable in Bethlehem all those years ago, but the fact remains He DID come -- He WAS born -- and Satan could NOT keep him in the grave!!!
I find it extremely sad that so many millions think Christmas is about Santa Claus who is NOT real. Millions lie to their children about Santa -- the Easter Bunny -- the Tooth Fairy -- and then expect the children to believe in an almighty God who sent his only Son to earth to be crucified on our behalf.
How can children separate truth from fiction when the parents present it all as truth?
I watch families go through all the traditional Santa and presents, etc. at Christmas time, but they don't stop to pray -- or give thanks -- or read the Christmas story from the Bible. It is shameful, I think. Children MUST BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT! Children mimic their parents and their parent's tradition -- or they used to. It obviously all fell apart somewhere. Children decided they were smarter than their parents. They decided they didn't want to follow the true meaning of Christmas.
It breaks my heart as it has happened in my own family. They go to see movies that glorify the occult and evil WITH their children! How does that relate to Christmas!?
The Bible says to "abstain from ALL appearance of evil". I Thessalonians 5:22
Phillipians 4:8 instructs us as follows:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Parents must wake up. Each home must bring Jesus back INSIDE and make him Lord. Otherwise, families will cease to exist and America will be no more. The God-haters will have won because we forgot our role as CHRISTIAN parents.
Today, my dear friends, is HIS birthday celebration. Let's not forget it.
Give HIM praise! Give HIM glory! Give HIM all of yourself and your family. Don't let your children ever forget who Jesus is and why He came. Don't let them forget that Jesus died, but he is NOT dead! He rose again, and he sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
There is, after all, Heaven to gain and Hell to shun! Are your children prepared? This is the perfect day to teach them that God's own Son came to Earth, and He did it all for you -- for me -- and for them!