Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas lists.

"Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, the desires of your heart will also be."
-Matthew 6:19-21

"Yet true godliness with contentment, is in itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into this world, and we cant take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content."
- 1 Timothy 6:6-8

"Those who love money, will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. so what good is wealth- except perhaps to watch it slip through your fingers?
-Ecclesiastes 5: 10-11

With Christmas coming, its soo easy to long for material things, and i often find myself thinking so much about what i want, or what would make me look so much better, and sometimes even complaining about a lack of stuff. Its so easy to forget that that the holiday are really about the birth of our savior. The king of kings, that was born in a manger, the most plain, not extravagant materialistic birth a child can have. And then he saved our lives. And he saved it so that we could have an eternity bout a gazillion times better than any material things we Can create now. but it seems like this holiday is being used instead, to show that his promise of eternity isn't good enough, so we need to have all we can on this earth. Christmas should be about the birth of a savior, and if anything, a reminder that we don't need material possessions to be happy. but here i am, writing a Christmas list.

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