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How Would You Feel?

Monday, December 23, 2013

So how would you feel if it was your birthday and there was this big party and you invited everyone - friends, family, neighbors, workmates etc, and they too invited their friends and neighbors. But as the guests come in, no one bothers to wish you a happy birthday or even acknowledge you in any way. Everyone is more excited about the food, drinks, party favors, music, entertainment. You smile at your guests and some of them ignore you. It's bad enough that most of them have not even bothered with a gift, not that you really want their gifts. So you quietly sit at a corner and smile politely at your guests, and everyone is busy talking to everyone else and enjoying the food and drink and entertainment that you have spared no expense to provide.

I am sure if you are anything like me, you would be really mad. No one likes to be treated this way. So why do we do this to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. He is the reason for the season. But we have made it about the food and the drinks and the holidays and the gifts. Most of us do not spare even a minute to wish Jesus a happy birthday. We do not show any appreciation for the great sacrifice He made, just so that we may be reconciled with God the Father. He was not born so that He could have a nice time on earth, the plan was clear from the very beginning - He was born - God taking on a human form - so that He could die for you and me. He left His place in heaven knowing that He was coming to die, and yet He remained obedient to His Father's will.

And what about His Father? This was His only son! He gave His only Son to die for an ungrateful lot of humans. I have two sons and I don't see myself giving up even one of them for ANYTHING! God gave His Only Son for You and Me!

Put yourself in Jesus' shoes for a minute. How would you feel if it was your birthday and your friends and family treated you the way we treat Jesus at Christmas time?

If you really are grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross at Calvary, take some time to wish Him a happy birthday. Acknowledge His Lordship. Acknowledge your need for Him in Your life. He is The Reason For The Season!

Happy Birthday Lord Jesus!

And Merry Christmas to everyone.
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SETTIMIA 12/30/2013 2:59AM

    thank you for commenting on my page, I hope that you do not mind me sending you a friend request.

Look forward to being on your journey


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ERINLINDSAY83 12/23/2013 12:15PM

    LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing! (We make Jesus a birthday cake every year!)

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GRAMMYEAC 12/23/2013 10:25AM

    Thank you for the reminder of the true reason for this season. We do try to instill the true meaning in our children and grandchildren, and the grandchildren are really good about remembering this truth.

Happy birthday, Lord Jesus!

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PATSYB7 12/23/2013 6:15AM

Thanks for your insight. Merry Christmas to you!

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JUDYAMK 12/23/2013 1:59AM

    My neighbor & her 3 children always made a cake with Happy Birthday Jesus written on the cake. My family's husband always had a huge Christmas I saw presents of every size and every kind, I never saw the likes of it. I was taught by them how to even wrap gifts.
You see when i grew up there was 6 of us kids and our parents .There was many many years there was never a gift not even a tree as a child you want a tree and at least one gift.One year we got a tree and Mom left it up to June,because we did not know if we would have a tree that Christmas turned out we did not.
I remember the gift Mom gave us was the story of Jesus birth she would have us look out the window up in the heavens at the brightly lit stars & how the wise men followed the star. This was Christmas to us even though we would tip toe down the stairs and there was nothing there we cried. Our father did this not Mom
Now I married at 34 & as the years went by the gifts got bigger and more, I tried to keep up I was sitting on the floor wrapping and crying I was so over whelmed.
Then the one Christmas I was doing dishes & thought about my child hood & the stores about Jesus was all we had. I missed that simple Christmas,with always a big meal then going sledding after wards. I took my hands out of the dish water went into our living room, & counted 52 gifts of just my own even though my birthday is on Christmas. I stood back and looked at all this, the tears rolled down my cheek.
That evening when Gary came home I told him what I felt in my heatr and that I would no longer be a part of this extravagance when nothing was ever mentioned of Our Lord.
I to got all caught up of all the glitter & gifts, but no more this is why Our Lord is not about all this. I no longer cared what any one thought I was happy for the rest of my Christmas's.
Thank you for posting your blog what a happy time this moment to read your bllog and as a reminder to all what it is all about.
Take Care

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DJ4HEALTH 12/23/2013 1:24AM

    Happy Birthday Lord Jesus! I agree and so many just don't want to defend Him either and that is why we have this thing about not saying Merry Christmas and it is all about Him. Without His birth we would not be saved or have a way to God the Father. He made that way and He is the only way too.

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