He said that he was the child of God but so are all of us. He lived in utter humility with no pride whatsoever and was born in a manger among the shepherds. Humility is the greatest of lessons that Christmas teaches us. Charity — Christmas is certainly the time to exchange gifts. What could be more precious than the bright smiles of our friends and family members as they unwrap the gifts we have bought for them? Festival of Christmas, however, teaches us that the gift of generosity must be extended beyond our inner circle to those less fortunate — it is only in sharing our privileges that we become truly rich.
Love — Love is a word we all understand. We love our friends, our families, our pets. The love that Christ taught us, though, was a much greater love encompassing all of mankind. Our greatest strength is this love — it is only through this love of humanity at large that we can become the best versions of ourselves.
Kindness — Kindness to one and all is what Jesus Christ lived by. The poor, the diseases, the underprivileged all came to him and he bestowed his affections and healing on all of them alike. This is perhaps the most beautiful of all the lessons that Christmas teaches us. From kindness comes mercy — one of the most important values to live by in this world. It is his deep all-pervading love for us that led Jesus Christ to sacrifice his own life and well-being for us.
It is this lesson that we must remember each Christmas. Our families, country, convictions will all demand deep sacrifices from time-to-time and we must not shy away from making them. Perseverance — Despite the constant persecution that he faced from a very young age, Jesus Christ stuck firmly to his path of kindness and love and persisted in teaching his disciples the lessons that he believed in.
On This Wise is a Christmas reading that is good for reading anytime of the year. Follow the Messiah as He is revealed from the Garden of Eden all the way to. [PDF] On This Wise: a Christmas Essay by Steaven R. Snow, Suzy Snow. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. You can download and read.
In a changing world which is becoming more difficult each passing day, Christmas brings with it a great lesson of perseverance. Faith — The greatest lesson that Christmas teaches us is that of keeping the faith.
Our lives are fraught with challenges and difficult times. Daughter: Oh, okay I guess. But our teacher gave us homework, on a Friday!
After my betrothed was killed by the Romans for being a Christian my heart died and I have never been married. Candlemas is the termination of Christmas holiday Many people believe that the celebration of Christmas comes to an end with carrying out of a fir-tree — but it is not so! Tom Breeden. Then as the time came for Jesus to. It is his deep all-pervading love for us that led Jesus Christ to sacrifice his own life and well-being for us.
Mother: Really? Daughter: We have to write a few paragraphs on what Christmas means to us. What are you going to write about? And Lydia is writing about how she always writes a long list of toys that she wants. Mother: Well, Christmas actually started a long time before that, ya know. Mother: Christmas really started before that too. Daughter: looks puzzled Huh?
What do you mean? Mother: puts down her knitting and picks up a Bible Christmas started a long, long time ago. It actually began with the first two people, Adam and Eve. Do you remember about their first sin? We learned all about that in Sunday School. But what does that have to do with Christmas?
Daughter: I never really thought about that. Mother: It sure was. And God even told the people about this plan by using prophets. He sent prophets with messages about His son Jesus. One of these prophets was a man named Isaiah. Isaiah walks onstage. Isaiah walks offstage. Mother: Around that same time, Micah prophesied about Jesus also.
Micah walks onstage. Song: O Little Town of Bethlehem sung by angel. Micah walks offstage.
Mother: Malachi prophesied about the coming of Jesus too, as well as the work of John the Baptist. Malachi walks onstage. Malachi walks offstage. Mother: So you see, Christmas really started with the messages of all these prophets. God knew from the beginning that Jesus would come to Earth. Then as the time came for Jesus to.
Mary comes onstage and Gabriel stands in the choir, facing her. The choir lights are turned on.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Song: Mary, Did You Know? Mary walks offstage during the song. Gabriel sits back down in the choir. As the song ends, and Mother starts reading, Mary and Joseph walk back onstage, into the choir or Nativity area. From this point onward, choir lights stay on to light Nativity area. As Mary and Joseph walk back onstage, the 'star' lights are turned on, to look like a starry night sky.
And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.