Christmas is about the birth of a saviour and the joy that brings to all people. Worship and the retelling of the important stories of our faith, are joyful components of Christmas. The Christ in Christmas promises to be with us always
is the bright smile just a few inches above the collar.
In fact, that smile may be one of the best decorations on display throughout the season.
You can pack that T-shirt away for another year, but your smile is in style all year long.
It is joy you long for, don’t pack it away.
Remember that Jesus’ birth is not something that happened “to us” a long time ago, but is something that happens “in us” – and always. Continue the celebration. Let the joy of the saviour shine from within all year long.
The last two verses of the poem Don’t Put Jesus Away by Anita Anderson say:
As you take down nativity,
And pack each piece so carefully, That little baby in the hay, Is the one that came on Christmas day.
He's Jesus Christ, God's only son,
Who came for each and every one.
We need Him with us day by day,
So please, do not put Him away. Sonia Edwards Salvation Army the