A Christmas Pursuit?
Through the Prophet Hosea, God told His children that He wanted them to show love for Him more than insincere sacrifices; and He wanted them to know Him up close and personal (Hosea 6:6).
As you do life during Christmas, go for the deep seated love relationship with God through Jesus the Christ, which transcends presents, tress, and lights which are all beautiful but are only symbols, superficial and temporary.
Being straight with God facilitates meaningful relationships with others. The others are people in whom you share the gospel, which is at the heart of Christmas. The others are family and friends who have your best interest at heart. The others are those in whom you need to reconcile, or get to know, or help. Pursuing relationships reflects the love which comes from God, Who sent Christ so that we can have a Merry Christmas with Him and others (John 3:16).
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr