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Saturday, December 16, 2006

RE: Abundant Life

This is so true & very well written –

Gives you something to think about…

Actions do speak more loudly than words

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Abundant Life


This is very well done and I wanted to share it with you.



A Letter From Jesus Christ, concerning His birthday celebration.


Dear Children,

It 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
anytime.

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.

If 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 Santa's 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.

Stop 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
and 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 and what each of our tasks were. If you
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.

1. 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.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them
personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. 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 them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. 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 day.

7. 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 and 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 and 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 and a few gifts and give them to the
Marines, the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in
Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. 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 and
do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out
the list above and 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,

JESUS


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