✨ 8 MORE SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!✨ Can you believe it?! With Christmas so close I wanted to talk about my version of the real reason for this season. To me, there is really two main reason. 1. Jesus + 2. Giving
#1. I’m pretty sure most people have a gist of the Christmas story, explains the birth of Jesus + his purpose on this Earth. He took on all our Sin so we could go to Heaven. He showed us what true love is + how to give it. To love everyone + be kind to them no matter their social status, religions, race, sex, how society sees them, etc. Jesus showed us how forgiving + loving His Father is, how He is always with us, will always forgive us as long as we ask + most important, always love us no matter what we do. He taught how material objects are just that, objects. That was really matters is our love for God + to love each of our neighbors as we love ourselves.
But I’ve been thinking about the story of His birth but from Mary’s perspective. I can only imagine how uncomfortable it was for her to ride the donkey to Bethlehem. Then she probably had a vision for how + where she was going to have her previous baby. I’m thinking in a manager probably wasn’t it. It’s a nice reminder that just believe things aren’t the way or go the way we think or want them to be, doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful + full of purpose.
#2. I always would roll my eyes at the expression “It is better to give than to receive” when I was younger to be honest. I knew I needed to give but I didn’t understand the true meaning behind the expression. At that age I never understood the pure joy of gift giving. It wasn’t until my brothers were older + I helped my Daddeee Christmas shop that I discovered how fun giving really is!
I would make sure that they had all the gifts we could get + I couldn’t wait for Christmas morning so I could give it them + watch them open it. Now that I’m older I LOVE giving gifts! In fact so many times I can’t wait until Christmas to my gifts ha! I love thinking of each person + what they would love and I really try to be intentional about what I give. I think about the past year + conversations we have, things that they’ve said in passing they’d like, etc. And when I find it, I’m filled with such joy + excitement that I can’t wait to give my gift. So now I really understand + believe that it is better to give than receive all year round but especially this time of year!
So tell me. What is your favorite part of the season?! Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know! Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!
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Always Sparkle and Shine Bright…