Time flies so fast, it’s CHRISTmas once again, the country that I am staying right now doesn’t celebrate CHRISTmas, it’s just an ordinary day for them, no party, gift giving or Christmas vacation. In all the hustle and bustle of this time of the year I’m so thankful that I don’t need to be busy or to be stressed, I like to celebrate my Savior’s birthday this way I have all the time to reflect of what really matters during this season, to think of all His goodness. In my country, this is I guess the happiest month of the year especially for those who are working because this is the time to receive their bonuses. Oftentimes we think of Christmas as the time to receive and give gifts, to party, to have vacation, to travel, to rest or simply be with our family. There was a time in my life that I didn’t want to celebrate Christmas anymore, Christmas became commercialism for me.
I thank the Lord for He changed my heart and thinking, right now I don’t feel condemned or guilty if I couldn’t afford to give. I don’t feel lonely if I couldn’t buy the things that I really want. I don’t feel sentimental if I don’t have gift to open. Now I celebrate Christmas not because of the gifts I receive or the money that I have or the people whom I am with, I celebrate Christmas because my God was born like me, He became human like me, the only difference was He was without sin. He was born to save me from the curse of sin. This is the greatest gift that I ever received and I am so grateful for that. That’s my reason why I celebrate CHRISTmas.
By the way tomorrow is our second anniversary, I thank the Lord for the gift of being married, i thank Him for giving me such a wonderful husband.
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