Thursday, December 24, 2009


Ok so here is my talk I had to do in church on sunday.

I was asked to speak on what christmas means to me.

When I think of christmas I immediately think of presents, candy, and being with family.

I asked my friends and family what they think of when they hear christmas and they said:

-joy happiness and charity

-love, family and service!

-’’what I am getting’’ pastedGraphic.tiff

- Christmas tree!!!

-i think of giving to other people, or presents!

-little kids sledding, and pine trees....and big fat snowflakes

-i think of the magic of believing.

While those thinks are good things , we still forget the true meaning of christmas.

Without Jesus we wouldn’t even have christmas. Jesus did so much for us while he was on earth but the big think was he atoned for our sins and died for us. To me christmas Is a holiday to remember jesus and his life and give back to him. Whether it is something like reading scriptures more, being kind, or saying prayers. All of those show our savior that we love him.

No cartoons today talk about the true meaning of christmas. But in the charlie brown christmas episode charlie askes everyone ‘’what is the true meaning of christmas??’’ linus reads out of luke chapter 2 and tells everyone what christmas is really about.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all athe world should be btaxed.

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called aBethlehem

To be taxed with Mary his aespoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her afirstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the binn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the aglory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you agood tidings of great bjoy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is aborn this day in the city of David a bSaviour, which is Christ the cLord.

And this shall be a asign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

aGlory to God in the highest, and on earth bpeace, good will toward men.

After the shepherds sawJesus Christ, they went and declaired to others what they saw. We can also declair to others, our love of Jesus Christ through our actions, and words.

In closing I want to read this poem I found.

Don't Forget Jesus

Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives

There really is no other reason
We celebrate this day
The birth of God’s precious son
And the life He willingly gave

But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives
We lose our focus in all the happenings
Not knowing, we leave out Christ

We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about
Trying to find that perfect gift
Seems to cloud our Saviour out

We need to stop and reflect awhile
Remembering our precious Lord
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for

For though the world may celebrate
It seems though for other reasons
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season

|I hope we can all remember the true meaning of christmas this year.|

New Picture!

Me and Kass! We were at a play at the high school for the drama club!