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Thursday, December 3

Please read this letter , I just had to share it with ya'll .....

Letter from Jesus about Christmas --

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :
I LOVE YOU,
JESUS







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43 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh Theresa, what a sweet letter from Jesus! I loved it and it was needed here this morning. My Nephew is about to be deployed BEFORE Christmas:( Please keep him in your prayers, his name is JUSTIN! Have a blessed day!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Theresa...

THAT is a great letter and important reminder of what the Christmas season is all about--some things that really should be done ALL thru the year!

I can't believe that it is Christmas time already!!! I am SOooooooooo behind on things! And so slow at getting stuff done. I have been working on putting up our Christmas tree, this is the 3rd day...BUT, I am almost finished. My children and grandchildren are coming to the farm for Christmas this year, and I want everything to remind them of Christmas at home when they were small...THAT IS, if I can remember what it was like myself--LOL

Have a great weekend! Sorry to hear about Pigeon Forge...

krystyna said...

This letter came just on time.
Thank you Theresa!

God bless you!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very nicely said!
Valerie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing that.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It hit me right in the face. It is soooo true and good...m..

jeanne said...

Dear Theresa, this story is awesome. We so need to listen and ACT on the list from Jesus. The list hits the nail on the head about all the complainers about the things happening in our country right now. Counteract those things by acting in the Christian faith. Our actions are a witness to everyone we know or meet. Thank you for posting this letter. I wish more people could read it. We could change the unhappy ones who complain soooo much.

Love this post and I love you, Jeanne

jeanne said...

I forgot to mention I commented on Brooklyn too.

She is just too cute!!!

Beverly said...

Theresa, this is so very special. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Love to you, dear friend.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Just dropping by to say hi, been thinking of you!
Valerie

Marie Antionette said...

Well, this made me cry...But thats a good thing,If I wouldn;t have then sonmething is very wrong. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the letter from Jesus,
Merry Christmas Sweet heart...
XXOO Marie Antionette

bj said...

O, I love this letter. I remember seeing this last Christmas, just about this time.
Thanks for reminding us of the way we should be...the way HE wants us to be.

Ah, girlfriend, if you don't want to decorate this year, just skip it! There's always next yr. I didn't decorate the outside of our house this year at all. We usually have lights on the roof and shrubs...just didn't want to go to that much trouble this year..
BA HUMBUG.....:o)
XO bj

Queenmothermamaw said...

Theresa what a beautiful letter and I have not read it before. It is just what we all need. Been enjoying making all my Christmas gifts and feel so fortunate to be able to steer away from all the hustle and bustle of all that shopping. I have never liked it. Blessings to you and yours.
QMM

jeanne said...

Hello Theresa, just thinking of you today and hoping all is well with you and your family. I miss you girl.

I have received the letter from Jesus from several people since you posted it. That's good, it is making the rounds.

We will be gone this weekend and then on Tues. we head for Florida for a week. I just want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I am not sure how much time I will have on the computer.

Christmas blessings and love,
Jeanne

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Theresa,
Stopping by to say hi, hope everything is well with you and yours.
Valerie

MARIA said...

Wesołych Świąt i Szczęsliwego Nowego 2010 Roku
for you my dear friend
and for your family!

maria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Theresa, this is just AWESOME! I loved reading it.

Sending you love across the miles and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Thinking of you on Christmas!
Valerie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing your and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

jeanne said...

Hey Theresa, wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year, my dear friend.

Love you, Jeanne

MARIA said...

I wish you my dear friend
happy, healthy and successful New Year!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Hugs, Sharon

krystyna said...

Happy New Year!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Theresa,
Hoping the very best for you in the coming new year. Happy New Year!
Valerie

jeanne said...

Hi Theresa, I was so glad to hear from you. I know you have worries with your mom and It is ok if you can't visit much. When I see your comment I am always happy. That's good enough for me. I do miss you though.
Love and hugs, Jeanne

Theresa said...

Just checking in on you to see how you are doing! Hope all is OK! Love and prayers coming your way!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love, love the banner...m

Stacey said...

Theresa, I'm just checking on you! I hope everything is ok. Happy New Year. :)

The Muse said...

Sending you warm thoughts!

MARIA said...

How are you my dear friend?
Let New 2010 Year be your the best year!
with love-maria

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Theresa,
Thinking of you!
Valerie

Sandy said...

Hi,
I have been concerned....hope all is well.

Beverly said...

Knock-knock, Theresa. Are you home? It's time for you to come back to us. We miss you.

Your blog and banner look fantastic. Now, come out and play.

♥♥♥

jeanne said...

Hello Theresa, how are you my friend? I was in Atlanta for several days doing an antique show with my sisters. We had fun but the bad weather made a slow show.

I am back home and trying to catch up with all of my blogging friends. Thinking of you.

Hugs, Jeanne

Chris said...

Here's another friend just checking up on you!

Hope all is well!

Chris

Judi said...

Hi Theresa
I hope you had a good Christmas.
Thank you for sharing this post with us....
I hope you are doing well..
we miss you and hope to see you back soon.
*hugs*
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Theresa
I hope you had a good Christmas.
Thank you for sharing this post with us....
I hope you are doing well..
we miss you and hope to see you back soon.
*hugs*
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Theresa
I hope you had a good Christmas.
Thank you for sharing this post with us....
I hope you are doing well..
we miss you and hope to see you back soon.
*hugs*
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Theresa
I hope you had a good Christmas.
Thank you for sharing this post with us....
I hope you are doing well..
we miss you and hope to see you back soon.
*hugs*
Judi

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Dropping by to say hi. Thinking of you and hoping all is well.
Valerie

jeanne said...

Theresa, I am so missing you. Is everything alright?

Love and hugs, Jeanne

K. Frangeskos said...

Hi,
I found your beautiful blog on Ginny's Faith and Therapy ....

I loved your letter from Our Beloved Lord...so beautiful to read and hear...I sometimes post letters from Our Beloved on my blog, JESUS KNOWS YOU BEST.
It is great to hear HIS words from your heart and mind too!

Please visit me anytime if you wish...and I would love to follow your beautiful blog.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Frangeskos at
Jesus Knows You Best

Gina said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it is definitley one I will be visiting in on often!

Blessings,

Gina