Celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; the date may be debated but our God’s selfless acts cannot. This is the reason for the season for believers, for the retailers not so much. To them it’s all about getting as much cream out of the cash cow that is now the pagan holiday we call Xmas. We are duped into thinking we need to buy many extravagant gifts to show and prove our love. Happy Holidays? As we gather together under the tree this year let’s not lose sight of what brought us all together, The Gift! The gift of our sins being washed away by the Blood our loving and benevolent Jesus, shed to save us so that we may spend eternity in heaven alongside our Father. If you are a believer, you have a whole lot more to be thankful for than any of the little trinkets this world has to offer. Have a Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas everyone.