The Magic and Joy of Christmas by Kathy Cobb
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Today, I was reading a Christmas article written by a young woman who lived in New York. With excitement Kari shared why she loved the holiday season. It was not because of the beautiful decorations, Christmas carols, Santa Claus or the gift giving, it was about what happens in the crowded streets, shops and the subway of her city – strangers making eye contact, smiling at one another and exclaiming joyfully words only heard once a year Merry Christmas! With every smile she was filled with joy and believed that deep down inside people like her wanted to experience the true meaning of Christmas that there is hope, peace and love in the midst of a chaotic world!
Even with the hustle, bustle and stress of the season something magical seems to enter into the hearts of man. Generosity and compassion for others takes priority, differences are set aside and for brief period in time we believe Christmas miracles are possible.
As a Christian it does not surprise me that people are compelled to be more generous or that a believing spirit emerges from the depth of a man’s heart. For we know, that the reason we celebrate Christmas is because of the birth of Jesus Christ the promise child that would bring gifts of good tidings, joy, hope to the world and for those who believe in him would receive the most precious gift of all eternal life!
From a tiny manager in Bethlehem compassion was released, and a new era began history was forever changed, prophesy came true. For it was declared:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God , The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) .
And the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manager. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angels, praising God and saying, Gory to God on the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest (Luke 2:10-14)
It is true Christmas does something to hearts because His presence lives within our heart. – So as you share gifts with one another remember the reason for the season is the most treasure gift given from above our Messiah Jesus Christ!
Merry Christmas dear ones!
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Kathy Cobb / www.kathycobb.info is the founder of Gabbin With The GirlsConnecting Today’s 21st Century WomenTM, a global friendship organization that encourages women to live a Victorious life. Kathy is passionate about inspiring women to Awaken The Sleeping Beauty Within through writing, teaching, public speaking and mentoring.