Believe is a good word to use during this Christmas Season. To believe is to accept something as true or real; to credit a (person) with veracity, to think, assume, with a clause as object. To believe is to accept the truth, existence, worth, etc. of something within; to believe in freedom; to have confidence; place one’s trust; to have religious faith and to believe is something we can do within ourselves.
I took my granddaughter to see “Miracle on 34th Street” this past Friday evening. I have watched the first version of the movie as well as the second version and the BCT cast put this story to us in a theater performance which was done very effectively. The cast, music
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His lawyer is asked to provide proof that Kris Kringle is really Santa. The letters written to Santa and sent to the Post Office are taken to the courthouse for the proof that Santa is in court and is Chris Kringle. The United States Postal Service is never to send a letter to the wrong person. So, with thousands of letters to Santa taken to the Courthouse, the case is dismissed. Kris Kringle is declared to be Santa Clause. The story is a great Christmas story.
Every year a letter is published in many newspapers about the little girl who wrote a letter in 1897 and sent it to the New York Sun paper. The little girl is named Virginia and she wants to know if Santa is real. The writer who answers Virginia’s letter tells her that Santa’s gift of love, generosity
Can you believe that a King came to earth as a baby boy born in a dirty stable with animals? He was laid in a manger filled with hay which was used to feed the animals. Jesus was the name our Heavenly Father used while on earth. He came as a baby, grew to be a boy, worked as a carpenter, visited with important rulers, walked everywhere with his friends to teach, preach, heal, resurrect others and was loved or hated by those who knew him. Jesus was severely beaten and hung on a cross to die even though he was innocent. He died and was resurrected back to life. He visited with his friends to show them that He was alive and then he ascended to Heaven. This story has been told by those who knew and loved Jesus. His story is in the Bible. We are asked to believe this accounting is real. We are to believe. We did not see, hear or participate in this accounting of Jesus being born in a stable. God came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem so every person would have everlasting life if he or she believed that God made this sacrifice through His everlasting love for us. Everyone is given the chance to believe that Jesus was born, died and resurrected into the eternal home He made for us. This Christmas story has been shared with all who will listen. To believe in a Heavenly Father who loves us so much that He came to earth to save us and to present Himself as Jesus Christ is the true meaning of love, sacrifice
I leave you with this message found on a Christmas card.
A Christmas Blessing - During this Christmas Season
May you be blessed with the spirit of the season, which is peace, The gladness of the season which is hope, and the heart of the season which is love.
If you have all of these blessings, you will be filled with joy.