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The TRUE Meaning of Christmas!

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β€œIt is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ~ W.T. Ellis

Maybe that ‘perfect’ relationship didn’t work out…That ‘dream job’ fell through…That special loved one passed away this year and you really miss him/her. Maybe you can’t afford to purchase that awesome gift or fly home for Christmas. Maybe you just can’t forgive someone who has hurt you. Maybe you’re surrounded by friends and family this holiday season, but you’re really… all alone. Maybe Christmas just isn’t ‘Merry’ this year.

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Those jolly songs and colored lights… those Christmas sales and sights and sounds and smells…  They’re just NOT doing ANYTHING for you, except maybe making things worse. EVERYONE is happy, everyone but you. No GIFT out there is going to make any difference in YOUR life, right?

Well, let me tell you about the ONLY gift that can ever really transform your life. The only gift that changes EVERYTHING! The true ‘Gift of Christmas’ and the only real ‘reason for the season.’

Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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These are just a few Bible verses that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love the lights, the trees, the family feasts and festivities. These are all wonderful reminders of the joy of the season. But without ANY of these special moments and memories, it would still be Christmas. No matter what your situation, Christmas means that we can have hope, peace, joy and love. The Bible reminds me that the true meaning of Christmas (the true meaning of life) is found in Jesus Christ. God gave us the greatest gift of all! He gave us His son who would live a perfect life here on earth and then die a terrible death in MY place! So that I might experience His love NOW in this life and then live with Him in Heaven FOREVER!

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So this Christmas, whether it’s a happy season in your life, or a challenging one, remember that Jesus Christ came into the world and took the form of a humble baby. He bears our burdens and carries the weight of sin so that we don’t have to. I am a follower of Jesus and it’s because of Him that I have hope, peace, joy and love. This free gift of salvation is for all who believe! So don’t be disheartened this Christmas season, even if your circumstances are not what you had ever hoped for. John 16:33 reminds me that, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” I am never alone. The ‘presence’ of Jesus in my life is the greatest ‘present’ anyone could ever receive!

If you’re not feeling it this holiday season checkout this article about Depression during the holidays and this one about God’s Amazing love!

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26 Comments

  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a beautiful post! You could not have said it better! Merry Christmas!

    December 22, 2015 at 2:21 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks girl!! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

      December 28, 2015 at 4:17 am
  • Reply Heather McClees

    Such a beautiful post! I will always be grateful for my savior’s love and think it is beautiful you have shared that here on your blog!!:) Merry Christmas, sweet girl!!:)<3

    December 22, 2015 at 4:52 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! Thanks Heather!! Hope that you had a great Christmas! …and have a happy New Year!!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:17 am
  • Reply Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    Wishing you a blessed Christmas πŸ™‚

    December 22, 2015 at 6:01 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks love! Hope that you had a great one!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:16 am
  • Reply Katerina

    Beautiful dear! I loved this post – it truly does say the true meaning of Christmas. Have an amazing Christmas!
    XO

    December 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank you Katerina!! πŸ™‚ Hope that you had a great Christmas!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:16 am
  • Reply David @ Spiced

    Wonderful post, Cailee! Thank you so much for reminding us of the real reason behind the season. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

    December 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks David! Happy New Year!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:15 am
  • Reply lucie

    Im not religious at all, but this post truly spoke to me Cailee – thank you. Its true that Christmas isnt always Merry and bright for everyone, and its important to remind ourselves of the real reason behind the season to help us get through!

    December 22, 2015 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Lucie! I’m so glad that you liked the post! You’re sweet words are so kind πŸ™‚ I hope that you had a great holiday season and a have a happy New Year!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:15 am
  • Reply Liv

    Merry Christmas, Cailee! Thanks for sharing about the true reason for the season πŸ™‚

    December 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      No problem Liv! I hope that you had a great Christmas! πŸ™‚

      December 28, 2015 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Rae

    Wishing you a lovely Christmas this year! That tree is absolutely beautiful as well.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    December 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rae! Hope that you had a blast as well!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:14 am
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Amen! Preach on, girl!

    December 23, 2015 at 12:05 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rach! πŸ™‚

      December 28, 2015 at 4:13 am
  • Reply Kat

    THANK YOU for sharing such a beautiful, truth filled post. I hate how the true meaning of Christmas has been lost to presents and what we get instead of what we have already RECIEVED through the birth and resurrection of our God. <3

    December 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yes yes and yes!! Great words my friend! Thanks for the love <3

      December 28, 2015 at 4:13 am
  • Reply Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    Such a beautiful post and a great testimony!!!

    December 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rachel!! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Wishing you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons πŸ™‚

    December 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Phi! Hope that you had a great holiday season as well!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:12 am
  • Reply eden

    This is the true meaning a Christmas and a great reminder, thanks for sharing!

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    December 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Eden! πŸ™‚ So true!

      December 28, 2015 at 4:11 am

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