πŸŽ… CHRISTMAS πŸŽ…

While I was watching a movie on Hallmark channel; Which by the way, happens to be my favorite YouTube movie channel. I couldn’t help but recall a chat I had earlier with a friend, about how Christmas is greatly celebrated but people have forgotten or left out the heart of it (the reason why we have this season being celebrated in the first place) – which is Jesus!.

The recall came as a result of a comment in the movie about it being “.. a sign from the universe”.

The reality is we all celebrate Christmas (Christians and even none). It’s just that time of the year that is full of festivity, funfair, activities, etc. But the reality of all these is that we have left out the core of the season – Jesus Christ (the Son of God).

We have forgotten His sacrifice. How He left Glory for disdain and spite. How He chose the cross because of us rather than the throne of Glory, in order for us to be free indeed. How He bore the pain, the bruise, the beating, the ripping off of His flesh all in a bid to “pay the price”.

We have left out the most important aspect of Life – Salvation. Truth be told, life without Christ is the worst kind of life one can ever choose to live or even in ignorance live in. I have been there and I know the difference.

Yes, I was born in a Christian family, but hey, I didn’t quite understand the price He paid until years after my birth. But I am grateful, He found me and I chose Him too. It’s a decision that we have to make – to receive Him likewise.

Just as the book of revelation states:

~β€˜Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.

REVELATION 3:20 (AMP)

Do note that He won’t force His way in. He is a good, loving, endearing father, friend, and companion. Everything!. He is everything to us and as much as He desires to come in, sup with us, dwells in us, have His way in our lives, and fit the puzzles of our lives, He will never force His way in.

It’s a choice we have to make. So while we are in the heart of the season, let the sacrifice He (Jesus) made be the basis of our celebration. Let’s appreciate His gift of Life. Truly, we are not living if we live our lives, excluding Him. We truly live, only in Christ Jesus. Because He is the way, truth, and life!.

Do read this text:

Jesus said to him, β€œ I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

JOHN 14:6 (AMP)

So yes, Christmas is about Christ in it all and in our lives. A commemoration and adoration for all He chose to do for our sake; heaven’s cost on our lives. The price paid once and for all over us. No other price to be paid (Hebrews 13: 12&15). Isn’t that a blessing.

I am excited. Yes, I love Christmas. So much!!!!!
I even have a set of stars that come out only during this time of the year. I always look forward to staring at them each evening I step out these days. It’s just relaxing seeing their twinkling, kind of reminds me of the star that led the wise men to Baby Jesus’ manger. My little secret!. πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ

P.S: Christmas is CHRISTMAS not XMAS. πŸ‘Šβœ‹πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas!!!! ❀ A delightful time of the year shall it be for you and all yours. Jesus Loves you much!

πŸŽ…#HCCounsels#πŸŽ…

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Merry Christmas beautiful sister! Jesus is the reason for the season. We will never forget. β™₯️

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    1. Thanks sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
      Yes He is. πŸ’―
      Smiles. βœ‹β€

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  2. Queen Karen says:

    Amen πŸ™πŸΏ. Beautifully written. It’s all about the King of Kings. He is worthy of all the praise. When Christ is not the reason for why one celebrates Christmas, the gifts don’t mean a thing because the greatest gift was given to us without a cost. It was freely given and that is the joy of knowing Christ. Christ is the reason for the season. Lol to its Christmas not XMas.

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    1. Yes dear. It is all about Him.
      Absolutely. πŸ’― Apt!!!

      A gift so “incomparable”.

      😁. Like it’s “Christ….” Not “X…” πŸ™‚

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  3. Wonderful devotion.

    As a Christian the true meaning and purpose for all our preparations and celebrations is the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is the reason for the season.

    Nevertheless, it is all too easy to get swept along by the commercial, crazy rush of everything that seeks to steer our attention away from what is central to this season; Him. In the midst of all this festive season Jesus calls us to worship him.Β It may be a discipline to return our gaze to who we celebrate and why, yet in our turning, we can experience peace. We can experience a fuller joy as we ponder and marvel at the King of Glory come to earth as a tiny baby.Β πŸ’―πŸ‘

    Thank you my sister for sharing such lovely inspired devotion.✌

    Wishing you and family the very best for a happy, healthy, and joyous season. May you all be blessed with peace and serenity.πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks ma’am. πŸ€—

      Absolutely..
      Yes He does. A call to reverence Him!.
      Apt!. πŸ’―

      You are welcome.❀ All to Him. πŸ€—
      Amen. And to you too. πŸ™‚πŸ™

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  4. gifted50 says:

    Merry Christmas, your message is beautiful. Jesus Christ is the one true way to salvation. Your picture stunning. Blessings to you and your family during this holy season.

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    1. Thanks sis. πŸ€—
      Aww. Thanks..πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ
      Yes He is. πŸ’ƒ
      πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ˆ Thanks for the compliment. ❀
      Amen!. πŸ™β€

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  5. Hephzibah says:

    Cheers to the season’s joy and love to you as well! Beautiful explanation of the meaning of Christmas!! πŸ˜‡

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    1. Thanks sis. πŸ€—
      ❀❀

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      1. Hephzibah says:

        You are Welcome πŸ™‚

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  6. Dawn says:

    Merry Christmas little sister!! πŸŽ„ I pray you and your family have a wonderful day. Jesus is the reason for the season. It’s through Him that we truly live. Great pic! ❀️

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    1. Thanks big sis. πŸ€—
      Amen.
      Yes He is. πŸ’ƒ
      Smiles. πŸ™ˆ Thanks for the compliment sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you ma’am. πŸ™‚

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    Merry Christmas little sister.
    Jesus loves you πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks big bro. 😊
      Yes He does. πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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  8. Thank you wonderful lady for the message. I wanted to write something for Christmas, but you have written it so much better for me. I lost my soulmate “Liz” and this is a difficult time of year for me. Words like yours and Jesus hold me up and bring me through.

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    1. You are welcome sir. πŸ™‚
      Wow. It’s great reading this. Thanks a bunch.

      Wow. So sorry to hear that. My condolence and may His peace overwhelm you. πŸ™
      He is for you in all this. Always!.

      Wow. Graceful and encouraging reading this.
      All to God for His words of hope to us!. πŸ™Œ

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Wishing you a joyful & glorious one.
    P.S: I love your P.S message.
    Do have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks deary.
      Amen. And you too. ❀
      Smiles. βœ‹
      Thanks. A great weekend ahead. πŸ€—

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  10. Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for such a lovely message on a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks Bridget. You are welcome. ❀
      All to Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚

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  11. Secret leaked. Found something new to pester you with.

    But true, the fanfare and celebration shouldn’t rob us of the reality/essence of the season – Jesus and his redemptive/sacrificial work!

    Merry Christmas Anu!

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    1. Lol. Which one ooo.. Oya see me in Camera. 😁

      Absolutely!. πŸ’―βœ‹

      Thanks Blessing.. (I remembered the version today) 😁

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      1. πŸ˜’ I’ll come up with a better version.

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        1. Lol. Awaiting it. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thanks Saania. The same to you. ❀

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  12. jesusluvsall says:

    I am tagging you in a tag I created for New Years in my post Friday December 27 πŸ™‚

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    1. Awww. πŸ™ˆ
      Late comer like me. 😁

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        You are no late comer little sister

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        1. Smiles. Meant “me coming online late”. πŸ™ˆ

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        2. jesusluvsall says:

          Ok β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈ

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  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New year in advance,may the joy of this season be with you.

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    1. Thank you sir. 😊
      Amen. And to you too. πŸ™‚πŸ™

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  14. bukolaorry says:

    Merry Christmas sisβ€οΈπŸŽ„. Miss Reading your posts. Jesus is the reason for the season.

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    1. Sis sis. It has been a while. πŸ€—
      Awww❀. I missed yours too. Holiday mode I believe. 😊
      Yes, He is. πŸ’ƒ

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      1. bukolaorry says:

        I’ve been sick. But I’m getting better now. Thank you😘❀️

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        1. Wow. Thank God you are now better. Be wholly healed by His stripes!. He is for you sis. πŸ€—

          You are welcome. ❀

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        2. Get well soon. A few hours ago, I was thinking about you.

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        3. bukolaorry says:

          Thank you so much ladies. I had been dealing with a chronic tonsillitis for a very long time. So, I had my tonsils taken out. I’m still recovering from the pain of the surgery🀒❀️❀️

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        4. You are welcome sis. ❀
          Wow. Really glad you are recovering.
          πŸ˜“. Sorry about that.
          Please get well soon sis.
          His strength is for you. ❀

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        5. bukolaorry says:

          Thank you so much Mercy❀️

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        6. You are welcome – always. ❀

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  15. Thanks big bro. 😊
    Yes He does.πŸ’ƒ

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  16. Kally says:

    To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year.

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    1. Thanks Kally. πŸ€—
      ❀❀❀

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  17. DeborahMarie says:

    I’m a little bit late……but I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Smiles. I do appreciate it ma’am.
      Thanks.

      Happy new year to you and your family. ❀

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      1. DeborahMarie says:

        Happy New Year to you and your family, too!

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        1. Thanks ma’am. πŸ€—β€

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  18. GenesisBlogs says:

    Late Merry Christmas

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  19. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Very good post!

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