• Sherry Kirkland

Tis The Season To Show Love



The time of year has come that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This should be a religious holiday. A time where we celebrate that our Creator loved us enough to send us a Savior. This should be at the forefront of our minds. But the true meaning behind this season is often lost behind the lights, the gifts and the images of Santa Claus.

It seems like the enemy has put up a smoke screen. One so thick that many of us can't see through it to the true meaning of this holiday. As a believer I don't need a specific day to remember all that God has done for me. I know that the enemy would love for me to forget. I recall these things daily in my prayers. So it does not matter how many distractions the enemy throws at me because I am eternally grateful.

I choose to thank God daily for the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. His birth because instead of doing away with us God chose to give us a chance to be free from our sin. His life because if we accept Him as our Savior we can have a more fulfilled and abundant life. And I am saddened but also thankful for His death because of His sacrifice we all have that right to eternal life. This is more than enough reason to celebrate Him daily.

Instead of just celebrating Christ during this season. I chose to celebrate my friends and family by showing them love. Through spending time, gathering together with food, laughter and fun. And sharing gifts of course. This is a great time of the year to create memories. And the perfect time to exercise the most important commandment, to love. To love God, yourself and your neighbor.

So don't forget about Jesus and His sacrifice this season. But I think that we would all make Him proud if we use this season to show love.

Matthew 22:34-40 34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37Jesus replied: "'Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

1 Corinthians 13:4 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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