pocketofblossoms: he is the gift

from the "he is the gift" video:

"the first gift...
was not wrapped,
had no bow,
wasn't purchased online,
or in a store.

the first gift of christmas...
was a simple gift,
a sacred gift,
it wasn't gold, 
or frankincense,
or myrrh.

it was a gift of love,
and life,
and peace,
and hope.

given by a father to all his children.
and so loved you,
and every single one of us.

he gave his son.

he is the christ.

he is christmas.

he is the gift.

this christmas season,
discover the gift,
embrace the gift.

'for god so loved the world,
 that he gave his only begotten son,
that whosoever believeth in him,
should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
john 3:16."

this week i challenge you all to remember the true meaning of christmas by reading the christmas story and then writing down three ways the savior has blessed your life.

he is the redeemer of the world. he suffered in gasthemene and bled from every pore, so that we can repent of our sins and return to live with god and our families for eternity.

not only did he suffer the pains of every sin,
but also every heartache, death, stress, worry, and sadness.

he is the only one who has felt what we feel.

i am forever indebted to him.

may we all remember what he has done for us and how his birth changed the world.

i strongly encourage everyone to watch this short video (which i quoted above) about the true meaning of christmas. i get chills every time i watch it, its that good!

merry christmas.