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Holiday Season Thoughts

posted Nov 4, 2016, 5:42 AM by Beautiful Zion

The holiday season is upon us; it’s not a joyous time for everyone. The season can bring on depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts as people begin feeling pressured in trying to make everybody happy, with little or know means of doing so.  Many people will be struggling and straining trying to buy gifts and put a feast on the table fit for a king.  Others are depressed and lonely because they are unable to be with family and friends.  But there is a friend that will stick closer than a brother! God told Moses to tell the people “I AM THAT I AM”! We need to remember that during this season of giving thanks, and as we celebrate the Christ child’s birth.

For the Christian, everyday is a day of thanksgiving. When you look back over your life and see how good God has been to us all, we can’t do anything else but give Him thanks.  He woke you up this morning, started you on your way, put food on your table, clothes on your back, a house to live in, cars to drive, God had you in His plan for today.  You may not have all your wants but He has provided all your needs according to His riches in Glory, and we see no lack.  So be like David and say “O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good for His mercy endureth forever.” No turkey no problem, no collard greens, dressing, cakes and pies no problem; “I been young and now old and I've never seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging for bread.”

Jesus is the reason for the season, believe it!  It is not about the gifts under the tree, but the gift that hung on the tree. Remember the gift that was born in a manger, laid in a feeding trough.  It’s about the gift of salvation in which one day in the not so distant future, the Gift will appear in the clouds to receive His church.  Don’t stress yourself out with commercialism, and economics of Christmas, these earthly treasures are only for a season. We must continue to lay our treasures in Heaven.  Look to the hills from whence cometh your help, for all your help comes from the Lord.  God will make away out of no way!

Have a Thankful, Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New!

Jesus is the reason to be thankful, merry, and happy