I Say Merry Christmas

3 Dec

I SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I say Merry Christmas, because for me it is a Merry Christmas!  I celebrate Jesus which is why I celebrate Christmas.  Many may argue that Christmas is a pagan holiday and that if you are a Christian you should not be celebrating Christmas.  I say to them Christmas is a time set aside to simply remember the birth of Jesus!  I don’t care if it would be in December or July, it doesn’t matter, or if it was called by any other name, I would still celebrate it because I want to remember the greatest gift that my Heavenly Father could have given to me was wrapped up in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger!  However, since Jesus was the Christ, the Anointed one sent to us, Emmanuel (GOD with us) I think Merry Christmas is most appropriate!

Luke 2 King James Version (KJV)

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

People are free to believe and feel the way they feel, however so am I! Celebrate it or not, I choose to celebrate!  I say let the Christmas lights shine bright to remind us that Jesus is the Brightest Light that came into this dark world!  I say bring in the biggest tree because Jesus died upon a cross made of a tree so that we could live!  I say place ornaments of gold and silver upon the tree to remind us that all the gold and silver in the world can’t compare to Jesus and his worth. I say wrap it up with tinsel and garland to remind us of the embraces of Love that only He can wrap us up in.  I say to place a shining star on top to remind us that wise men followed the star to find Jesus and that wise men today are still searching him out!  I say place gifts and presents under the tree to remind us of Jesus’ Presence being with us and that He was and still is the greatest gift that Mankind could have ever been given.  I say to place manger scenes with a stable in your home to remind you that your home needs a Stable foundation.  I say Celebrate and be Cheerful because He lives and for that reason we can face tomorrow!   I say sing Christmas carols about Him and to Him, Adore Him and praise Him in song!  Rejoice for the angels are still singing Holy is the Lord and resounding good tidings of Great Joy!   God has made peace available to all men on earth through his beloved son Jesus! No greater gift could mankind have ever been given than Jesus!

I want to shout it out, that Jesus Christ is born!  I realize that many reject Jesus as a gift, and have not received him.   Many reject Christmas and refuse to celebrate it, again I say that is fine for them, but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord with gladness.  We will take every opportunity to remember Him as the Great I am, the Prince of Peace, the Mighty One,  that was born humbly in a stable, the one who came as a baby and lay in a manger, but will return as the Roaring Lion of Judah, and as The King of Kings and Lord of All Lords….Every tongue will confess that He is Lord, I personally want to confess Him now with joy, not in a moment of regret!

Isaiah9: 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

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