Today's Devotional Thought

December 19, 2016, By Wendy Foreman

Every year at this time I tell myself that I am going to slow down and enjoy each celebratory moment of Christmas. Each party, each dinner, each program I attend, the laughter of family, the gifts that are given but most importantly in the midst of it all I tell myself not to miss the reason all of it even exists. The birth of the Savior of the world.

It's so busy this time of year. Walk into any mall or shopping center and you see people coming and going. They are trying to buy the perfect gift, in hopes that they will wow the person they are giving it to. Walk into any grocery store and people are purchasing the perfect ham, turkey, seafood, Italian food and all the side dishes to go with them to create the perfect dinner to go along with the perfect memories they are trying to create. Yep that about explains what most of us are trying to do. And let's not forget that for many of us we are attempting to do it on a shoestring budget and find ourselves paying for it the rest of the year and I ask you all for what? Could someone please tell me how any of that shows how we are celebrating the birth of Christ?

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