Someone sent this to me. The author is not known. Hope you're encouraged by this.-Tony
A letter from God to His children: Life is too short for drama & petty things, so laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly
has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are
taking my name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't
actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your
predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually
a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered
How I personally feel about this celebration can
probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been
blessed with children of your own.I don't care what you call the day.
If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me go on.
it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene
depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen
and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My
followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the
town square because there would be many of them all around town.
worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday
tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can
& may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine
if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who
I am in relation to you & what each of our tasks were. If you have
forgot that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it.
Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is
being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from
home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know,
they tell Me all the time.
Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them
personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards
his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that
you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It
will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your
children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend
time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live
with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love
5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own
life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you
don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm
smile. It could make the difference. Also, you might consider
supporting the local Hot-Line: they talk with people like that every
Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the
holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm
smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry
Christmas" that doesn't keep YOU from wishing THEM one. Then stop
shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on
that day, they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home
with their families.
8. If you really want to make a
difference, support a missionary, especially one who takes My love
& Good News to those who have never heard My name. You may already
know someone like that.
9. Here's a good one. There are
individuals & whole families in your town who not only will have no
"Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or
receive. If you don't know them (and I suspect you don't) buy some food
& a few gifts & give them to the Marines, the Salvation Army or
some other charity that believes in Me & they will make the
delivery for you.
Finally if you want to make a statement about your belief in and
loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret
that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions
that you are one of mine.
P.S. Don't forget; I am God and can
take care of Myself. Just love Me & do what I have told you to do.
I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above & get to
work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court.
And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love, and
remember, I LOVE YOU.