We have some heartwarming news at a time when many in our society are still reeling from the eight awful years of the Obama economy. Where the media would try to convince us that a <1% GDP was a good thing, and that the current level of 3% isn’t even a possibility to attain anymore.
This year, the crowds at most stores are larger and the orders online are more plentiful than they have been during the past eight years of former President Barack Hussein Obama. But it’s still a difficult time of the year for many as parents prepare for the Christmas and Chanukah gift-giving season.
According to a Walmart employee, an anonymous donor actually paid for all of the items on layaway at a Pennsylvania Walmart for the second year in a row, giving 200 families an easier Christmas. The sale amounted to a total of 40k dollars. That’s quite a gift for anyone to donate in a manner that does not even get them a tax deduction or that will never get them any recognition for their generous act and kindness towards their fellow man.
Via Christmas Spirit:
The Meaning of Christmas is for all
In the beginning God created two people, a man and a woman. All nationalities and ethnic groups came from these two people. God gave man an innate ability to know Him. He gave you the ability to understand the difference between good and evil, and lets you choose either. Through understanding the nature of good and evil, every man has an opportunity to know that a holy God exists.
Man knows that he should worship God, but often chooses not to do so. Creating all sorts of religions, philosophies, ideologies and psychological theories, man began to believe in himself rather than in God. Some even began to proclaim that the Creator of the universe does not exist! When the people of any society follow God’s laws it is good for everyone. But people don’t love and respect each other. They just keep on deceiving each other, and doing all the sins which destroy societies. Distorting God’s true moral law, man made up his own morals, but doesn’t even carry those out.
In spite of all this, God loves and wants to have a close relationship with each person. God loves people but can never be pleased with a man’s sins. All men sin. Therefore man’s sin separates him from God. And so it seems to some that God either doesn’t exist or is irrelevant. Some people, however, feel that God is somewhere around, and fear Him, but don’t relate to him properly. Yet everyone should want to have a right relationship with God, because without God you will always feel a void in your heart.
Occasionally someone understands “the sin I committed displeases God”, and in order to appease his conscience, may do some sort of religious ritual or “good deed” to try to make amends for his wrong-doings. But unfortunately those things do not please God. In other words, they have no power to make amends for sins before the completely holy Creator God. We can’t relate to God in just any way that we decide to. We must relate to God in ways that are acceptable to Him.
After a person’s physical body dies his spirit goes to stand before God to be judged. Man’s spirit is never reincarnated in another animal or man. God knows the thoughts and actions of every person’s life and will judge them in truth according to His established laws. After God judges a man, the spirit of that man must go to either heaven or hell and be there for eternity.
In heaven there is no evil. Everything is completely holy and perfect there. If you go to heaven, you will experience happiness forever. Some people think that they can get to heaven in some way other than that which God has established. For example, many people mistakenly think that if their good outweighs their bad, then they will go to heaven. But if a person who committed only one sin were to enter heaven, then heaven would no longer be a holy and perfect place. Even before the creation of the world God had this plan for a perfect place for man. So, no sin is allowed into heaven. The most morally good person in the world sins sometimes, and cannot cleanse away that sin through good deeds and effort. So no one has the ability in himself to go to heaven. But through God’s salvation there is a way to go there.
What about hell? God punishes all sin. The punishment for any sin is to live your life without a relationship with God, and then after you die, to go to hell and be there forever. There is only suffering in hell. If any man receives the punishment for his sin, he receives what he deserves. So we need a Savior to save us from this fate. We have good news for you! Saving you is the meaning of Christmas.
This is what the spirit of Christmas really is. It’s doing something nice for your fellow man without expecting anything in return. Not even recognition. If there were more people like this around, the world would be a much better place. And if this spirit would remain with us all throughout the year there is no limit to what humanity could be and do.
Please share if you agree the Christmas spirit should remain with us throughout the year….