"Christmas is less than what it can be
- and less than what it was intended to be -
where gifts are given grudgingly,
and where gifts are received without appreciation."
"'When Christmas is over,' said the merchant to the minister,
'it's over, and it's
our job to rid the store of Christmas in a day.'
'Well,' the minister replied,
'I've got a bigger job - to keep Christmas
in the hearts of my people
for all year.'"
[Log of the Good Ship Grace]
"The great challenge left to us is to cut through
all the glitz and glam of the season
that has grown increasingly secular and commercial,
and be reminded of the beauty of the One who is Christmas."
"We can never hope to capture the Christmas spirit
and make it our own unless
we understand that God is so much greater
than we ever thought He was.
We thought we knew all about God.
The incarnation proved us wrong."
"If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: 'God with us.'
We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ.
The greater truth of the holiday is His deity.
More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth
that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!"
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day,
their old, familiar carols play, and wild
and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth,
goodwill to men!"
[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
"Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that
God is grander, wiser and more mysterious
than we could have ever imagined."
"What would it have mattered if Christ had been born in Bethlehem.
If He had not
fulfilled the mission God had for him?
He must go the way of the Cross
that He might arise with a mighty resurrection."
[Percy F Rockwood]
"To prepare our hearts for Christmas,
we must cultivate the spirit of expectancy."
[Handel H. Brown]
"For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small."
"Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold,
clear night made brilliant by a glorious star,
the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees
in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love."
“The giving of gifts is not something man invented.
God started the giving spree
when he gave a gift beyond words,
the unspeakable gift of His Son.”
"Commercialization has obscured the meaning of Christmas.
The commercial has become more important than the carol.
What man has to sell more important than what God has given."
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