With the holiday season, Christmas in particular closing in upon us, may we not forget the real reason behind the celebration. I’m trying my best to keep my focus on what it’s really about. It’s about God’s gift of love through the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. His birth many years ago, heralded a new order of Government and governance by which all men must come into subjection if we are to truly have and enjoy life everlasting. It is also a time when we demonstrate our love and appreciation to God through the spirit of giving to to others.
It is in that frame of mind that I have decided to bring some of my favorite quotes this holiday season as follows:
1.) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6
2.) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” ~ Luke 2:14
3.) “One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” ~ Proverbs 11:24-25
4.) “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts: the gift of God to man – His Son; and the gift of man to God when…we first give ourselves to God.” ~ Vance Havener
5.) “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton
6.) “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.” ~ George Matthew Adams
7.) “What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” ~ Don Marquis
8.) “The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
9.) “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ~ Maya Angelou
10.) “..this Christmas season may our heart with gladness glow, as we read the blessed story that took place long ago.” ~ Alpha L. Buntain
11.) “Since you get more joy out of giving to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
12.) “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.” ~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh
13.) “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~ Maya Angelou
14.) “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ Anthony Robbins
15.) “Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.” ~ Madeline Bridges
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