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America Needs Christmas

Fri, Dec. 18, 2015 Posted: 12:53 AM


Today, America faces many new and ongoing challenges and struggles to thrive. Christmas remains especially important to our country this year. Why? Because America needs real hope. And it begins with each one of us -in our hearts.

For the Christmas of 1982, President Ronald Reagan said it well: "In this holiday season, we celebrate the birthday of One Who, for almost 2,000 years, has been a greater influence on humankind than all the rulers, all the scholars, all the armies and all the navies that ever marched or sailed, all put together. He brought to the world the simple message of peace on Earth, good will to all mankind. Some celebrate the day as marking the birth of a great and good man, a wise teacher and prophet, and they do so sincerely. But for many of us it's also a holy day, the birthday of the Prince of Peace, a day when 'God so loved the world' that He sent us His only begotten Son to assure forgiveness of our sins."

The first Christmas happened quietly just over 2,000 years ago. May each one of us hold the meaning of that night close to our hearts. Sadly, all too often Baby Jesus is not placed at the forefront of many Christmas celebrations. But we can change that...

Make an effort to put aside some of the busyness and chaos that often accompany Christmas. Focus on the real meaning of the season: Jesus. Reflect on His love for you and the tremendous meaning of His birth for you for us all. For starters, we recommend reading Luke 2 and reading the newsletter's featured Christmas message by Zig Ziglar. (Click here to read it: http://unitetheusa.org/id141.html. You won't regret it!)

Friends, we ask God to bless you as you celebrate Christ throughout Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and Founders of Unite the USA
www.unitetheusa.org

Carrie Stoelting