Oh Lord, it is my pleasure to call upon You now. You have been so good to me all these years and I am so grateful. Thank You for being there for me, when I’ve needed You most. You’ve heard my cries and have delivered peace to my soul many times over. Not once have you forsaken me, when I have needed You. I love Your presence and how You are leading me in my life now through Your love and compassion. It is so good to know that I am on the right path, because of my faith in You, Jesus. You have called me by name and I have come unto You in all faithfulness. Now, what You have done with me is extraordinary. You’ve seen past all my sins and extended Your mercy. Though my life was far from You, You’ve given me a life of purity. Even a life pleasing in Your sight. I could never walk in Your light like this on my own, but only with You guiding me by Your hand, I am more than able. Thank You for opening my eyes to the evils of this world and for showing me things that are pure and holy from above. All I want to do now is please You and give You the glory. I do not wish to find pleasure in what the world offers anymore, but what You can do for my life. For this reason is my mind focused this time of year on You, Jesus, and Your birth. May more people remember You also. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory that You deserve. Amen.
Colossians 2:16-18 (KJV)
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
It is a very good thing to stand apart from the world. We do this by remembering Jesus’s birth, not Santa Claus on Christmas.