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The Holidays Are Approaching
A new year is coming soon, and our favorite holidays are approaching. In America most people have just celebrated Thanksgiving, a day giving thanks to God for what we have. It was a day that used to be celebrated giving thanks to God for the much needed end year harvest that would help people survive through the winter. These days not everyone farms, and much of the needed food can be bought at the store all year round, and with little effort. Thanksgiving has lost much of its "thanks" to God as did most other holidays. Soon, Christians and non-christians alike will celebrate Christmas, and the new year, and soon after that we will celebrate Easter. All of these days have been taken for granted and have lost much of their original meaning. Santa Claus has gone from a real living saint to an exaggerated children's tale, to a commercialized money maker for stores. Not only that, but the world has used him to push out the real reason that Christians began celebrating Christmas, Jesus. The same has happened with Easter. Jesus has been pushed out by the "Easter bunny".
Not only have people taken for granted what they have, and stopped giving thanks to God, they have begun making these days just another reason to party, get drunk, and indulge in their own worldly selfish pleasures instead of giving glory to God and thinking about others and helping the less fortunate. If we have been given much, we should also be giving much to others. So before you celebrate a holiday (holy day), no matter what country, think about what you are doing and why you are celebrating it. Remember to give thanks to God, and give thanks to the Lord Jesus, your life rests in His hands. Remember the parable about the rich fool who stored up things for himself and put his faith in the abundance of his possessions.
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
Do not be like this man during the holidays. Jesus gave his very life, as did many other saints and apostles, just to spread the truth and the good news of God's gift to everyone. Jesus taught to build up your riches in Heaven and not on earth. So during the Holidays remember to give to others. You don't have to give alot, give according to what you have been given, and in any way that you can. You do not know if you will die this very night, so do good and give while you still can, because there will be a day when you will not be able to give anything, and it will be too late to give thanks, or to build up riches in Heaven.
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Mower and Mower
Pastor Sampson was making visitation rounds on his trusty bicycle, when he turned a corner and came upon a young boy trying to sell a lawn mower. "How much do you want for it?" Sampson asked.
"I just need enough money to buy a bicycle," the boy explained. After a moment of thought, the preacher asked, "Will you take my bike in trade for it?"
"Mister, you've got yourself a deal."
The preacher took the mower and began to crank it. He pulled on the cord a few times with no reaction from the machine. The preacher called the boy over and said, "I can't get this mower to start."
The little boy said, "My dad says you have to cuss at it to get it started."
Pastor Sampson replied, "I am a minister, and I cannot cuss. I have been saved for so long I don't even remember how to cuss."
The little boy looked at him with a sparkle in his eye, "Just keep pulling on that cord, and it'll come back to you."
Good News, Bad News
The pastor of Second Church stood before his congregation and announced, "I have bad news, I have good news, and I have bad news."
"The bad news is, the church needs a new roof!" The congregation groaned.
"The good news is, we have enough money for the new roof." A cheer went up from the congregation.
"The bad news is, it's still in your pockets."