Friday, 1 November 2013
November and the Christmas Season
Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the Lord had given him as commandments to them,... (Deuteronomy 1:3)
Can you believe that it is November already? The year has whizzed by so quickly, I feel as though I have hardly been able to catch my breath. The shops have had Christmas stock out for two months now, and it is actually time to start thinking about gifts and Christmas dinner, etc.
One thing I love about the first day of November is that now the shops can pack up all their hideous Halloween stock. Ugh! :P
Just remember as we enter some of the most busy months of the year to keep in mind Him Who this season is about. Mary and Joseph had to use a stable because there was no room at the inn. Lets leave room for Christ this Christmas season, because without Him, it is all just a loud noise and expensive, useless propaganda. Also remember that, wonderful as the birth of Christ was and is, we have hope today because of His death and resurrection. Jesus didn't stay a baby - He came as one to grow up to save us and to give us eternal life.
Praise the Lord!!!