Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Christmas letter from Jesus...

I don't know who wrote this, but it is good food for thought...

Letter from Jesus about Christmas...

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.
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 go on. 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 Santas 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 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 and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

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 the President 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.

7. Instead of nit picking 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-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. 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 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. Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :




GwendolynKay said...

Dear Sonja,
This is so point on. Instead of cursing the darkness, we need to light our candles. I absolutely love this letter. Would you mind if I put a link to it on my page? I think this would bless many people. Please let me know.. I won't do it without your permission. Blessings in our Lord Jesus!
Hugs and Love!

Tammy said...

What a great letter and list to overcome Christmas that's been so commercialized.

When our daughter was born we decided that Christmas was going to be celebrated for the "real" reason, so there was never a Santa.

love and hugs~Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My cousin posted a link to your posting so I came by for a visit. All of what is written is so true. If we would all just act in kindness and focus on the positive and what we can do, rather than nitpicking and complaining about everything in between, peace would abound. I wish everyone would understand that there are so many gifts to be received that don't cost a thing. Enjoyed getting this little reminder and a reality check. :) Tammy

Jackie said...

Sonja.......Wonderful post!

I like the powerful simplicity in the statement ......"behave like a Christian"......"Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine".

If we would just behave and act like Him what miracle we would see everywhere we go!! To God's Glory!!

Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!!

Rose said...

Wow, I really like this. How very true it all is. Thank you so much for sharing it.



Kathleen said...

That Jesus. You can always count on Him for the perfectly profound!

What uncommonly common sense if we'd just use it.

Thank you,

Debbie Petras said...

Sonja, I had not seen this but I'm so glad you posted this today. I so agree. Sharing love in action speaks louder than words. This is one for printing out and sharing with others. I get tired of all the bashing of those who don't share our beliefs. It is better to respond as Jesus would love.

Blessings and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Love your blog

Cathy said...

Dearest Sonja,

This is the best blog post I've read in weeks. I have tears in my eyes and a warm heart. It was so touching and so very true.

I would like to use it on my blog. Would you mind?
I feel it is imperative we spread His word and spirit.

xo Cathy

Deborah Ann said...

I'm loving this. I'm going to copy and paste it, and send it on.

Anonymous said...

I have received this in a couple of emails myself. Much to think about in it.