Sunday, 21 December 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Merry Christmas! I hope you all are having/have an amazing day and make some memories to treasure forever. I know that not many of you will read this on Christmas day, but even if you read it on boxing day or perhaps even next December that will mean something to me. 

As a Christian I want to talk really openly about Jesus on my blog but don’t want to shove things in your face. Saying that, I vowed a couple of months ago to make sure that the theme of my blog is ‘Lucy’. Not fashion, not beauty and not lifestyle. Just a collection of beautiful things floating around in my head. Because of that, it would be odd to not do a post about why I celebrate Christmas as this season is such a special one to me.

Within this post I do not intend to offend anyone. I just wish to let you know why I celebrate Christmas. Since Blogmas has been so popular I am guessing that a fair few of you are religious as it’s called CHRISTmas for a reason! I hope you learn more about me and my beliefs from this post and that I someway help you on your walk with Jesus.

The true meaning of Christmas is one I usually get stuck on. As you will know from my blogmas posts I love all the material things that come with Christmas. Trees, tinsel and food (especially food!)I do not think there is anything wrong with this – If you remember the ‘true’ meaning is more important than all of these things.

Through all these different things the one true reason of Christmas is something simple yet beautiful, love.

. John 3:16-17 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." 

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

The real Christmas story is the one of God becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. "But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

I am forever thankful to God for sending Jesus and that will be at the forefront of my mind this Christmas.

Last year I really wanted to give my lovely readers a Christmas Present but obviously that was impossible so I came up with the idea of the 'prayer request' page. I simply wish to remind you all of this incase there is any chance you missed it or simply saw it and wondered what it was. Head over to the 'Prayer Request' at the top of my blog if you wish for more info.

Merry Christmas.

Lots of Love,

Lucy


(I did put this post live last year and rather than writing a new one this Christmas I chose to put this one live because I feel I simply couldn't write about anything else on Christmas day other than God's love. I hope you don't mind!)


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