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Merry Christmas!!!!!!

WOW!!!!! Where has this year went? It only seems like it just began and now it is already Christmas. Our annual Christmas Eve service at Church was different this year, we had 16 families read a part of the Christmas story and my family was one of those but what touched my heart the most is my 7 year old daughter wanted to say three simple words “God with us”!! And it blessed my heart so much for her to want to take place in this.

I feel that we get so busy and caught up in the secular meaning of Christmas that we forget the main reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and we should celebrate this day for Him and not celebrate Santa or presents. The only present we all need came in the form of a baby born of a virgin and then 33 1/2 years later, He gave His life on a cross for our sins. How can we turn our backs on Him after all that He has done for us.

I will be the first to admit that we do Santa in our house but 2 out of my 3 daughters know there isn’t a Santa but my children also know the real meaning of Christmas. This is one year that we didn’t go all out with gifts for our children, we decided that it would be simple and that we should teach our children now that its not about the presents under the tree but for the present that died on a tree.

I am wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and I am praying for each one of you and your families. Please don’t forget the real reason for this season and remember to always share Christ’s story with everyone you meet.

Much Love,
Crystal

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