Friday, November 27, 2009

Don't forget to love.

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! In my family, the Christmas season officially started today.  We don't decorate for Christmas, listen to Christmas music, or watch Christmas movies until Thanksgiving is over.

Thanksgiving and Christmas is a great reminder for us to stop and appreciate our blessings. And I think one of the reasons this time of year has such a great spirit about it is because we are all reflecting on the good in our lives and it makes us want to bless others. As Christ followers, hopefully this time of year has a great signficance to us.  I know that when I take the time to recognize my blessings and celebrate Christ's birth, it makes me want to give back to others.
1 Chronicles 16:8

     “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

But there is not just one time a year that we should celebrate what we have been given. Each day we should take the time to remember what we have been given through Christ.  Then we should take that love we have been given and pass it on to others.  It is so easy to forget to love others.  Let's count our blessings each day until we are overflowing with gratefulness and love.  If we're overflowing, it can't help but spill out and touch others, right?