Monday, December 9, 2013

What are You Celebrating??

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen! (Isaiah 9:6, 7 NLT)

     It's FINALLY Christmas time!!!! It's everyone's favorite time of the year!! People are busy shopping and decorating and cooking and going to different Christmas parties!! All around town you can hear bells ringing and people saying Merry Christmas!! But in all of the hustle and bustle, many people seem to forget the true meaning of Christmas!! 

Most people go through the holidays only thinking of themselves and don't even give the birth of Jesus a second thought! They are worried about what they will get and what all they have to buy!! Christmas should be solely about Jesus!!! Yes, Santa and reindeer and elves on our shelves are fun but what do they really have to do with Christmas?? They are only about getting gifts!

We sing the song at church called Born to Die. Jesus was born on Christmas to die for our sins! He came here to take away every wrong thing we have ever done! He became our sin when he was hanging on the cross!! 

So this year lets all try to do better and celebrate Christmas for the right reason! Try reading the Christmas story for the Bible with your family on Christmas Eve instead of reading The Night Before Christmas!! Teach your children that it's all about Jesus and what He came to do, instead of teaching them about Santa Claus!! 

This weekend is our annual Christmas play at AwakeningLIFE!! It tells the story about some know-it-all city slickers who get lost in the boonies on Christmas Eve and learn the true meaning of Christmas!! Our church is known for our hilarious but very meaningful plays that we do every year! We hope everyone will try to come out and see!!! We will have one performance on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 pm and one on Sunday, the 15th at 6:00 pm!! 

This devo was written by Maggi Sellers!! I hope everyone has a very blessed and merry Christmas!!! 


  1. I LOVE that song Born To Die!!! The first time I heard it I cried! It is a beautiful song and the words really sunk deep in my heart. I am a veteran Christian and I at 56 years old had never thought about it that way. HE WAS BORN TO DIE!!! A beautiful Savior :) Prayer request... Please be in prayer for our Christmas Play! IT IS ALL GOD AND NEVER ABOUT OUR GLORY!!! Every year during this busy time of year we give it our all in hopes that it will touch people's heart and they will know the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTmas and come to know Jesus as their savior :) Pamela Britt Malone :)

  2. I completely agree. Christmas is about Christ! Thanks for the great devotion. I always enjoy reading your posts.