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Celebrate Jesus Birthday on Christmas

Updated on November 17, 2016
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Mary's articles are inspired by her hobbies and love for the Lord. She loves writing, art, photography, crafting, and being a grandmother.

Lets celebrate Jesus Birth - shall we!

As the business of the Christmas Season began right after Thanksgiving on Black Friday everyone is out and about shopping and getting ready for the big day. Do most kids even know what it's all about - I began to wonder. It saddens me when I see kids loving the gifts and enjoying the fun and leaving Jesus out, not by their choice but by the choice of the parents.

When my kids were growing up I was just as guilty - we acknowledged prayer and God but we didn't keep him in our home like we should have. Today I now realize that would have made our lives even more fulfilling in so many ways. I have three awesome adult children that I love very much, I know they believe in God and they acknowledge him in their own way. God has blessed me even more with nine grandchildren. As the years have gone by I know that God has forgiven me for not having followed him the way that I should have back in those days, in other words I have stopped beating myself silly over it. I now show my children and grandchildren Jesus every chance I get and remind them just how much God loves them. The awesome story of Jesus birthday never changes, but it's meaning only grows stronger in my heart each and every year. When I think of his goodness and mercy and what he endured during the crucifixion, I cry to God the Father because I cannot imagine what he went through seeing his son suffering on the cross like that.

Christmas is right around the corner, are you ready to celebrate the most precious birthday ever? The birth of baby Jesus is and will always be the most important day in our lives. But in reality we should keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.

My hub is simple - just a few songs and videos that I have had the priviledge of listening to and watching. It delights my heart to see those that acknowledge Jesus out in public, as in the video below of the food court and they all stand up and sing awesome is that. What a blessing that would have been to experience first hand.

I also read a very interesting poem "Keeping Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke the other day, and I was so moved, it's so true what he states in this awesome poem. I have the link embedded for you to read. It touched my heart deeply and placed things in perspective, I hope you will read it. I believe as he states in the poem we need to give more of ourselves to others, show more kindness, encouragement, forgiveness and love to our brothers and sisters every chance we get. Always be thankful for what we have, it may not be much but what we do with what we have is what is important, family, friends, our work, and so on. Yes, Christmas is also about those children and grandchildren opening up presents on Christmas day - that warms the heart of anyone, but when Jesus is also in the mix of the celebration - well then it's a party!

Blessings and good cheer to all this Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Where is the line to see Jesus?

Joke of the day!

It has been said that it used to take a day to weave enough thread to make a woman a dress.......

Today a silk worm can whip one out on his lunchbreak!!!

Standing up for Jesus at the mall!

I had to add this funny video - you will love it!

© 2010 Mary Gaines


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    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Vladimir - you are so welcome friend....Blessings to you!

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you sis for great Hub.

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      oceansnsunsets - Thank you so much for your comment - I am a praying grandmother that is for sure! It is wonderful to see others keeping Jesus in Christmas - and I will do my best to keep it that way with my family. Merry Christmas to you as well. Blessings!!

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      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Wonderful hub, thank you for sharing. I too, appreciate any efforts toward keeping Jesus in Christmas. Its great you are making the impact in your family's life the way you are. Never ever underestimate the power of a grandmother and her prayers. I know for a fact the amazing good it can do and effect it can have! :) Merry Christmas to you!

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      8 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi rose56, thanks for the comments and I will keep you in my prayers as well....Merry Christmas sis love ya!

    • rose56 profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice hub and yes we should all keep in the spirit all year round thats for sure. I will pray for all of you.

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      9 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi sis, glad you enjoyed the hub - and glad you are feeling more of the Holy Spirit - keep it all year long! cheers

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      9 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Awsome Hub sis, Im so feeling the holy spirit this Christmas, thanks I really enjoyed it:) ge

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      9 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Howdy 50, thanks for the kind words. Yes I know what you mean, when I watched that video it warmed my heart as well that is what inspired me to write the hub. Blessings to you friend!

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      50 Caliber 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Whidbey, a fine tribute to the Father and Son, our strength and comfort. I was raised with the center piece of the holiday in Christ, and every day for that matter.

      I have a dim view of commercialism, greed and covetousness, so I avoid the holiday like the plague.

      I would have a stone heart if I didn't tell you the "Stand up for Jesus" video raised the hair on my neck, it was great. I appreciate your message and wish for you and yours the best time together over the holiday season, Much Peace and Love, 50


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