Christmas Time.

Dear everyone reading this,

So. Christmas time is not what we see happening all around us. It seems as if our Christmases are all about cooking the right meal for everyone, buying the best gifts, receiving the best gifts, rushing around all about the mall spending money, lots of money, making sure our Christmas trees are in the right window to be seen by all the neighbors, with all the pretty ornaments hung and lights up for all to enjoy, all the parties, again, with more food and presents, and hanging with friends. Smells of hot chocolate, apple cider, baked goods and Christmas music and movies playing in the background for you to hear. Usually with a warm cozy house to enjoy all these wonderful things in. For the more fortunate people. That is our “Christmas Time” right?

In the Bible. Their Christmas Time was in a barn, with animals, and their baby was in a stinkin’ manger for crying out loud! Look how good we have it compared to then? And yet they still enjoyed their Christmas. Why can’t we just be happy to have all sorts of family together with Christmas cheer? Instead, we think of all the other things that are less important and by society just got drug into what we call “Christmas Time.” Lame.

For any of you who were at Inside Out last Sunday afternoon at Browns Bridge Community Church, this is what we talked about. Why can’t we just be satisfied? What if mom or dad came home, and told each of us “Sorry guys. We have no money this year. We won’t have a tree. No gifts. No parties since we can’t afford to dress nice and again, the no gift to bring with us to the party thing.. They shut off the electricity, so that means no music, movies, lights, cooking with the oven, or any electrical appliances available this Christmas. It’s cold, but we can still enjoy ourselves outside bundled up. And we still have our Christmas Eve church service to attend. But all we have this Christmas is eachother to enjoy.”  What if that happened to us?? Would we have ourselves a nice Christmas? Or would we have a dreary one, and complain the whole time? Would we be lost, and make it lame for everyone? Or could we survive and make it a merry one? I say let’s forget about all the craziness and focus on our time with the loved ones, and be happy and grateful for what we have. With this dumb economy, not a lot of us have money. Let’s not ask our parents for too much. Let’s not beg. Let’s not be greedy. Let’s make this Christmas about others and Jesus. After all, this is His birthday. What do you do on your birthday? Celebrate, right? Let’s do a huge celebration for our God on this Christmas. Lend a helping hand, serve, give, etc. Let’s make it about anyone we can, and make others have a Merry Christmas. Not ourselves this year.

Love, Chelsie.

PS: Read these lyrics below. Talks about what I was saying above. It’s Taylor Swift, I know, lame. But hey. Pretty shnazzy lyrics.. Think about ‘em.

Christmas Must Be Something More lyrics:

What if ribbons and bows didn’t mean a thing
Would the song still survive without five golden rings
Would you still wanna kiss without misletoe
What would happen if God never let it snow
What would happen if Christmas carols told a lie
Tell me what would you find

You’d see that today holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here’s to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

What if angels did not pay attention to
All the things that we wished they would always do
What if happiness came in a cardboard box
Then I think there is something we all forgot
What would happen if presents all went away
Tell me what would you find

You’d see that today holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here’s to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

We get so caught up in all of it
Business and relationships
Hundred mile an hour lives
And it’s this time of year
And everybody’s here
It seems the last thing on your mind

Is that the day holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here’s to Jesus Christ who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
But here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

There’s gotta be more.

Merry early Christmas, yall!

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