Letter from Jesus about Christmas

10 Dec

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. – Roy L. Smith

being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever; (1 Peter 1:23)

How did Christmas get started?
Is it Biblical?
If Jesus wrote you a letter about Christmas, what would He say?

For many years Christmas was my favorite holiday and time of the year. Since committing my life to Jesus in 2001, Easter became my favorite holiday. Why? Because Jesus’ primary purpose in coming to earth was the forgiveness and redemption of man. The cross was His destiny. It was absolutely necessary for you and me to have hope of eternal life.

Each day I choose to die to myself and rise to new life in Jesus, I experience a type of “Christmas” – Jesus reborn in me. One of the telltale signs of a close walk with Jesus is a spirit of giving. Tomorrow I will share a good message from Jeff Bernstein about the Festival of Lights, which is Biblical. But for today, I’d like to share a “Letter From Jesus About Christmas” received as an email that my father recently forwarded to me. This closely reflects my view of Christmas.

“Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1- 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

To read the rest of this letter, visit today’s Link of the Day.
 
Prayer Power
Jesus, thank You for coming to earth 2,000 years ago to be born in the form of man and die that I might live forever with You. Thank You for calling and leading me to become a child of God. My heart’s desire is to see a spiritual tsunami come to Virginia this Christmas. May I take to heart the spirit of this letter above. I bless Your holy name. Amen.

Link of the Day
Letter From Jesus About Christmas – entire letter  – see below

Blessings to celebrate Christmas Jesus’ style!


From: Darrell Peck
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 3:17 PM
To: Randy Peck
Subject: Letter from Jesus
 
Letter  from Jesus about Christmas –Dear  Children,

It  has come to my attention that many you are upset that folks are taking My name  out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during  this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to  celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although  I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How  I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily  understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I  don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET  ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now,  having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you  live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple  of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front  lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene  on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. 

Stop  worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree,  instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me  anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke  of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what  each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 –  8.

If  you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list.  Choose something from it:

1.  Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being  celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They  are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the  time.

2.  Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They  just need to know that someone cares about them.
 
3.  Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff  sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying  for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from  you again.

4.  Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and they don’t  need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to  live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love  them.

5.  Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6.  Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life  this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?  Since you don’t  know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could  make the difference.

7.  Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday,  be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind  word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t  keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the  store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and let their  employees spend the day at home with their families 

8.  If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary– especially one  who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9.  Here’s a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who  not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any  presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few  gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes  in Me and they will make the delivery for you. 
 
10.  Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to  Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t  do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. 

Don’t  forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have  told you to do. I’ll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and  get to work; time is short. I’ll help you, but the ball is now in your court.  And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember  : I LOVE YOU, JESUS

Joseph PeckJoseph

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