A Letter From Jesus Christ, Concerning His Birthday Celebration
Posted by Carol on December 14, 2007
(This was forwarded to me in an email. I thought you migh enjoy it. However, the more I read it, a few things do bother me about it. I have already done some editing to make it a little less harsh than the original version came across – it still may be too harsh. Also, I don’t really think that any of us finite humans can begin to know what Jesus thinks or feels about the way we all act at Christmas time unless we are specifically directed by His word or the prompting of the Holy Spirit. There are some good points here about how we should treat others at Christmas and all year long – you may decide to put some of them into practice. However, I don’t think we as Christians should just cave to political correctness and allow the retailers and politicians who are afraid of offending anyone or worse, have a specific anti-Christian agenda to dictate what Christians call and how we celebrate one of the most important events in all of history whether it actually took place in December or not. I debated deleting this whole post, but decided that it raises some questions that need answering. How do you feel about the issues raised in this letter? Please comment away! Blessings and Merry Christmas, Carol)
“Letter From Jesus”
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me continue: If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa’s and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can and may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who I am in relation to you.
John 15:5 “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list.
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing President Bush complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and they don’t need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don’t know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile it could make the difference. Also, you might consider supporting the local Hot-Line: they talk with people like that every day.
7. Instead of worrying about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one.
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name. You may already know someone like that.
9. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Marines, the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
10. Finally if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I’ll take care of all the rest. I’ll help you. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love, and remember I LOVE YOU!
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