The Greatest Gift

Ready or not…here comes Christmas. And as much as we’re all trying to stay focused on what Christmas is really about (thus the reason why I included the video above)…by December 26th, that feeling has passed and we’re back to business as usual. In some cases, we don’t even make it that far…and this becomes the week where the pressure really hits and we look in the mirror only to find a much crazier version of ourselves trying to find those last minute presents. Not that all the presents aren’t important (well they aren’t really), but I think Stanly Hudson from the Office has the right idea:
“I’ve been here 18 years and have suffered through some weird thematic Christmases. A Honolulu Christmas, a Pulp Fiction Christmas, a Muslim Christmas, Moroccan Christmas, Mo Rocca Christmas, I don’t want it. Christmas is Christmas is Christmas is Christmas! —- I don’t want no Kwanzaa wreath, I don’t need no dreidl in my face- that’s its own thing. And who’s that black Santa for? I don’t care. I could care less. I know Santa ain’t black! I want Christmas. Just give me Christmas! Plain, old, baby Jesus lyin’-in-a-manger Christmas!” 
Have we simply forgotten the greatest story ever to be told: Luke 2:1-20. Have we forgotten the greatest gift ever given?
For ALL People RS
The message is simple: “For God so loved the world (me…you…insert your name here) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16. He gave us his son, so that he could have a relationship with us. He took away all of our sins and promises us an incredible and everlasting life…if we just accept the gift. But, like all gifts…we can take it or leave it. I pray that this season…you take it. Merry Christmas!
By the way…I managed to make it to the Top 30 over at The Paper Mama. I’ll be trolling for votes the next couple of dates so if you loved my Christmas Photo this year – please vote for me! Click HERE and vote for Ashley Sisk – #16.
Merry and Bright: Christmas Card 2011