Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family
and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect,
The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift,
but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every
other day of the year.
Joel Osteen |
We send out Christmas greetings to friends and family near and far,
we put up the tree in hopes Santa will arrive, but most of all we take
the time to thank God for His Son.
Kate Summers |
And so, seven hundred years before the Wise Men gave, before
the angels sang, and before the shepherds arrived, Isaiah explains
for us in wonderful detail what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is for everyone, adults and children alike.
Allow this season fill your heart, and let go of the things you dislike.
| Christmas Poems
When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that
made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the
togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.
Some countries don't celebrate Christmas, but everyone welcomes in the New Year, even if it's on different dates.
Paul K Stevens, Vintage New Year: Cards, Customs, Quotes, Poems, Myths and Legends
New Year Quotes
I have come to discover material gifts aren't the important things of Christmas.
I learned this through an experience even as a young child. I now know
relationships, traditions, and the greatest gift of all - Jesus, are the important
gifts to treasure.
Charlotte Holt, Christmas Traditions and Memories
God's love is a gift beyond measure that surrounds us and
covers us when the fire of life rains down. It is God's love
and the very reason for the season we call Christmas - or it should be.
Let God Guide You
With the passage of time and increased maturity, our excitement
regarding Christmas may change. But our reason for celebrating grows
deeper and more meaningful as our focus shifts from gifts to Christ. Now
the tree reminds us of the tree Jesus died on to pay for our sins.
The lights testify that He is the Light of the World, and the gifts are
a mere shadow of the greatest gift ever given - Jesus Christ.
Charles Stanley |
Quotes about Change
I will live this day as if it were Christmas. I will be a giver of gifts
and deliver to my enemies the gift of forgiveness; my opponents, tolerance; my friends, a smile; my
children, a good example, and every gift will be wrapped with unconditional love.
Og Mandino, Mission: Success: A Breathtaking Personal Message of Hope and Happiness for a Successful Life
December days . . . as Christmas time draws near; brings family warmth,
and friendship's joyful cheer, from memory's store so many days to bless
and cherish so in quiet thankfulness.
| Inspirational Poems
I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!
The Savior - yes the Messiah, the Lord - has been born tonight in Bethlehem!
Luke 2:10 -11
Advent is a season of wise women and men following the example of Jesus and thereby constructing a spiritual life on solid principles.
Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem
It amazes me that something that happened over 2000 years ago is still
recognized today. The birth of Jesus Christ - the reason
for Christmas. May we always be inspired and
may we always recognize that this miracle is the reason for our celebrations.
Catherine Pulsifer |
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice |
I don't want a Christmas you can buy. I don't want a Christmas you
can make. What I want is a Christmas you can hold.
A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me.
I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus.
Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift
And at this Christmas season, when we pause to reflect on the
Incarnation of Christ -
that is, of God becoming human in Jesus -
we reemphasize that Jesus Christ should remain central to the celebration.
Melvin Banks Sr. |
We don't need more parties, or decorations, or gifts, or worries,
or expectations to be added to Christmas. What we really need is
some grace. For ourselves and others. And we need to love people.
Susanna Foth Aughtmon, Mornings with Jesus
Don't be like the religious leaders who were more concerned with tradition.
Follow the example of the wise men, and seek God this Christmas.
It's the reason we celebrate Christmas - God wants to connect with you!
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Christmas Brings Memories Flooding Back
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present,
hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with
blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo
Anyone familiar with the Christmas Story itself will also understand that Mary was happily married to Joseph and that the willing took on the role of caregiver for Jesus.
Sarah Lawrence, Mary Mother Of Jesus: Understanding Mary a Bit Closer
After all, isn't Christmas the beginning of our hope? It is the
celebration of God becoming man and taking on the 'form of a servant'
so that he could ultimately give His life for us.
Dr. David Jeremiah |
The angels' visit to the shepherds became the first Christmas celebration.
It's as though heaven and earth were celebrating it together, as though a
portal to glory had been opened up.
Angel Smiling On You
Christmas can't be bought from a store . . .
Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.
Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved
the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son.
The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith
is that you shall have everlasting life.
Corrie Ten Boom |
The love we feel, that sense of joy for the Christmas Miracle,
the Baby Boy will not wither, break or fade
for it's a promise that God
Susan J. Ellis, Christmas Reflections Thru the Years: My Christmas Greetings
As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," the angel said, "do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:20-21 (NLT)
There is a new spiritual energy to the beginning of Advent.
It has little to do with the countdown of shopping days to Christmas.
It has to do with Advent's intrinsic, embedded hope of a new life,
a changed life, in Christ.
S. Joseph Krempa, Captured Fire: Seasonal and Sanctoral Cycle, Year Two
All around us at Christmas this year there will be those less fortunate
than we are. But don't pass up the opportunities God gives you this
Christmas to personally "be charitable" to others.
Dr. David Jeremiah
Giving Is Fun
God's Message is very personal, and it is life changing.
Open yourself to receive God'ís Message this Advent.
David Mead, Message In The Manger
You see, the Christmas most people celebrate is not the way
God intended it to be celebrated. We have commercialized it,
super-sized it, downgraded it, and
for most people, ignored the real meaning of Christmas.
C. P. Lewis, Humpty Dumpty Is Damaged Goods: A Christmas Message in 9 Lessons and Carols
The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas
in his heart.
We can participate in every festivity of the Christmas season,
but until we receive the gift of Jesus Christ, we will never truly experience
Christmas celebrates a similar moment for us - God breaking through to
our world. In a feeding stall of all places.
He will not leave us in the dark. He is the pursuer, the teacher.
He won't sit back while we miss out. So He entered our world.
He sends signals and messages: H-o-p-e. L-i-f-e.
Max Lucado, Because of Bethlehem
This season, keep your eyes and heart open for
unexpected ways that God will reveal to you the
hope of Christmas.
Wonderful counselor and heaven father, guide us to see the true meaning
of the gifts we have and that we share this Christmas.
D. Duane Engler, 40 Prayers for Christmas
The holy magic that filled that lonely stable so long ago still fills the air of Christmas today.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back
to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man
the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of
miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
Charles Dickens |
Charles Dickens Quotes
Christmas has been, as for many, something of a challenge to find the best
way of being together across distance and differences.
The biggest difference and perhaps distance has been between the family
and the rituals of Christmas at home and then Christmas
and its message in church - which speaks of poverty as well as generosity.
Robin Morrison, Christmas Poems
At Christmas we decorate our trees with festive lights and ornaments.
But the real "tree" in the Christmas story
wasn't beautiful at all; it was a cruel instrument of execution,
used to bring about the death of God's Son.
Greg Laurie, Red The Color of Christmas: 15 Favorite Christmas Messages
Thanksgiving, at least in the U.S., leads directly to the
Christmas holiday where gifts are given to friends and family
as an expression of heartfelt love and appreciation.
Devin D. Thorpe, 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World
Every Christmas a thousand, thousand preachers ask if we will make
more room for Jesus than the Bethlehem innkeeper of long ago ever did.
Les Norman; Pilar Norman, Never Have A Minute To Call Your Own: Well, Now You Do
| Words of Faith
But everywhere throughout the world - throughout this war that
covers the world--there is a special spirit that has warmed our
hearts since our earliest childhood - a spirit that brings us close
to our homes, our families, our friends and neighbors - the
Christmas spirit of "peace on earth, good will toward men." It is
an unquenchable spirit.
| Franklin Roosevelt Quotes
Now, granted, the Christmas tree doesn't have
"everlasting life" just because it is evergreen, but it does represent that to us.
It is a symbol of life.
Patricia Meyers, 70 Extraordinary Object Lessons for Home School and Sunday School
| Life |
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is attending the
Candlelight Christmas Eve service . . .
Shari Howerton, Breaking the Chains
| Impact Of Christmas Shoes Song
During the legendary Christmas truce of 1914, English and German
soldiers stopped fighting one another, met in the "no man's land" between
their armies, traded goods, sang Christmas carols, and even played soccer.
Joshua Nickel, The Reign of Grace and the End of Sin in Your Life
So during this Christmas season, let us take comfort in Him--and always.
Julia Audrina Carrington, Comfort for Today--A Book in Honor of
| Expressions of God
Is it an acceptable boundary to simply send a Christmas card and
ignore a friend for the rest of the year?
Jeffrey Dawson, Boundaries: Line Between Right And Wrong
Christmas - that magic carpet that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like
a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but
always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Arnold Westcott | Prayer
Once you put your Christmas tree up, wrap any presents you have
and put them under the
tree; this will take some of the stress out of last minute
wrapping and also looks
nice under the tree.
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies.
Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell, Like Mam Used to Bake
As this is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, a little bit of planning
will help to relieve the stress that surrounds producing a Christmas turkey
Sheila Kiely, Gimme The Recipe
| Words of Encouragement
Christmas can become overly expensive if you let it. Remember a
homemade gift is not only nice,
but also says, "I love You" more than anything else.
You can paint cookies to make wonderful decorations for Christmas
or other holidays. Whether you are looking for a fun project
with the kids or just want to impress the neighbors, try painting cookies.
Dennis Weaver, Dennis. Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies
Christmas brings many pleasures; from tree trimming, to special music,
exhanging gifts, good food to
name only a few. Take time in this busy season to remember
the reason for the season - the birth of Jesus
| Birthday Quotes
To be a parent who is unable to provide a Christmas is heartbreaking.
We all need to share in making a Christmas for
everyone. Rather than that one extra gift, give the money to
your church, to an organization that provides for those
less fortunate. By helping someone else you
will realize the true meaning of Christmas.
Catherine Pulsifer |
Christmas can be a maze of commercialism if we let it. Instead, let's make
it a moment of clarity in which we view our sometimes confusing
and threatening world against the back drop of God's gift to us:
the Prince of Peace who was announced by angels on that
original 'midnight clear'.
Christmas is a charming and memorable season for children, and it is perfectly reasonable for well-informed adults to enjoy cribs, candles, and carols,
decorated trees, presents, and family feasts. It is not possible, however, to be a well-informed adult believer without adding to the value of the Christmas
celebration by searching for the deeper meaning of the gospels, a meaning that is beyond the comprehension of young children.
Noel Cooper, Gospel Overtures: The Message of the Christmas Stories in Matthew and Luke
. . . we can be an influence for what is good and right and wonderful about Christmas! We can focus on the fact that a special holiday
is set apart and that time gives us the opportunity to proclaim the Christ that came and died for us!
J S Brandon, Get rid of the 'Bah! Humbug!' Attitude This Christmas: A Message for Christians
But I became convinced that if you drill down to its core,
Christmas is based on a historical reality - the incarnation: God
becoming man, spirit taking on flesh,
the infinite entering the finite, the eternal becoming time-bound.
Lee Strobel, The Case for Christmas
Short and familar christmas sayings are also great to use in your
christmas greeting cards.One of the most famous sayings is from Luke 2:11 (KJV)
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord." And children all know the saying that Santa Claus
said: "Merry Christmas To All and To All A Good Night."
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better
than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
If I could wish a wish for you, it would be for peace and happiness
not only now, but for the whole year through!
Catherine Pulsifer, My Christmas Wish To YOU |
Christmas was all about God's gift to man, and His peace, as well as ours.
Carolyn Molica, WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly
As you open your Christmas presents, open your heart to Christ's presence.
Miriam Kinai, Boxed Set 1 Quotations
Christmas is more than just presents, it's love and harmony.
Julie Hebert |
All That is a Christmas
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews |
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tusser |
Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart
and hand in hand.
Dr. Seuss |
What Is The Christmas Spirit
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
We need to celebrate this Christmas. Jesus' birth was - and is -
good news of great joy.
Christmas, my child, is love in action.
At no other time during the year is the spirit of giving and sharing
more alive in people's hearts. Keep this spirit of Christmas in your heart all year long.
Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very
rich in both.
Phillips Brooks |
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.