Tis the Season

Jesus is the reason for the season.

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To my fellow followers of Christ, this phrase brings us so much joy. This season is the time of year where — accurately dated or not — we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior! It’s a magical season filled with twinkling lights, gift giving, good food, special time with loved ones, and giving thanks to God.

Years ago, I cringed when I inevitably saw this phrase posted on Facebook throughout the holiday season. Did I believe that it was true? Yes. Did I find it annoying? Yep.

I cannot tell you in complete honesty if I completely understand why, but I can tell you what I think: it was because I didn’t feel worthy. Sure, I had been told all of my life that God forgives our sins and that we are all His children, but for a sinner, that can be difficult to believe. Heck, we may even believe it in our minds, but that does not mean that we believe it in our hearts.

I am writing this post to all of the people out there who cringe when they read ‘Remember the reason for the season’. I am writing this post for the people who still do not believe that they are worthy. I am writing this post for the people who still do not feel loved.

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Here is my gift to you this Christmas:

  • “You are loved. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19
  • “Be still and know that I am with you.” Psalm 46:10
  • “Do not be afraid. Do not be silent. Keep on speaking.” Acts 18:9
  • “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • “I am with you always, even until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Sweet friend, I hope that these scriptures will help comfort you and that it will provide you with the motivation to seek deeper understanding of what God truly says about you. I pray that you will encounter Him during this Christmas season.

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Photo above is not an image of a Christmasmosa.

Congrats! Since you have continued reading through this post, I am offering you another FREE gift! A recipe, actually.

Most people enjoy a nice holiday beverage, including myself. However, I have never been a lover of eggnog. So, I am offering a recipe for Christmasmosas!

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 3/4 cup of cranberry, blood orange, or pomegranate juice (your choice!)
  • rosemary springs (for garnish)
  • sugared cranberries (for garnish)

Directions:

  • Add about an ounce of your preferred juice to the champagne flute.
  • Finish filling up the flute with champagne.
  • Add your garnish and sugared cranberries.

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!

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