It’s only two more days before Christmas! Definitely an exciting time, especially here in the Philippines where the season is celebrated as early as September. Bright reds, pine greens, and sparkly gold! Trees, wreaths, boxes, and sleighs! The colors and the decors add more excitement to this highly-anticipated holiday.

As pretty as these things are, they can not and should not rob us of remembering why we have Christmas in the first place. When I was younger, all I could think of for Christmas were the presents that I will receive. It was only years later, as I grew in my relationship with God, that my understanding about this season flipped. It’s not about the gifts I will get (though these are nice)…because the greatest gift has already been given in a little manger in Betlehem.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

Now that is the reason for the season! And it is for this reason that we can truly celebrate with joy 🙂

From my family to yours, may you all have a JOYFUL CHRISTMAS!!! 🙂



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