December 25, 2005
Readings: Is 9: 1-3, 5-6: 'The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light!"
Psalm 95: "Ngayon ay isinilang, si Kristong Mananakop, sa ati'y isinilang, si Kristong Panginoon!"
Titus 2, 11-14 " ... teaching us to reject an irreligious way of life and of worldly greed, and to live in this world as responsible persons, upright and serving God."
Lc 2, 10 - 11 "Let this be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger..."
Dear Heavenly Father,
As I pray to YOU today, I give thanks and praises for all the wonderful blessings that YOU have generously bestowed on us each day especially our human lives.
But most importantly, I give thanks for your Special gift of Eternal Life. YOU so loved the world that YOU gave your only begotten Son, JESUS to redeem us of our original sin so that YOU could show the world of YOUR DIVINE and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for mankind.
As we prepare for HIS arrival, I pray that YOU touch our hearts and enlighten our minds so that we could readily accept HIM in our lives and let HIM lead us the way to your kingdom. I wish and pray for love, peace and harmony in our hearts as we celebrate the coming of our Savior, JESUS CHRIST, Your GIFT OF LIFE. Thank you GOD for YOUR LOVE.
And for my final thoughts, this the essence of Christmas as I see it the way I see it:
Has anyone of you ever wondered why Jesus chose to be born on the "cold" season of the year?I've always wondered why but never got the answer until I opened up my heart to HIM and readily accepted HIM in my life. The reason as I see it is is because HE left to us the task of supplying the HEAT through the warmth of our LOVE and REMEMBRANCE. HE gave us the ULTIMATE GIFT OF LIFE which is our SALVATION so that we all could be reunited with our HEAVENLY FATHER.
But GOD'S love is FREE. It is only available to those who are ready to accept HIM into their lives and let HIM lead us the way to GOD's KINGDOM. And unless we open our eyes we cannot see the light, if we continue to close our ears we cannot hear the truth, and unless we open up our hearts and accept HIS LOVE, we cannot feel HIS presence in our lives.
And so is it going to be another "cold" Christmas for HIM? Would it be another season of confusion, when so many of us do not seem to know the answer to this question "CHRISTMAS, Whose 'mas'?"
Have a Truly meaningful Christmas to you all, GOD bless us all!