A Christmas Letter from Jesus

Hello my dear readers! How’s your doing? I hope and pray everything is going well! In this Christmas season, I will end of my blog post this year with something important to ponder together. I’ve posted this post 3 years ago but I thought it’s still worth as a reflection in Christmas season. I titled this post “A Christmas Letter from Jesus” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me, my husband, and our son Andrew. May the blessings and happiness Of Christmas season be yours May the next year be better and happier Happy Holidays!

Dear, my Childs

As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer. It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me. As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have lots of fun, but they don’t know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, beautifully wrapped gifts. It was so touching they put a manger in the corner as a part of decoration, yet it was just a manger, they didn’t know the true meaning why I was there more two thousand years ago. Even worse, do you want to know something? I wasn’t invited to the party. I was the guest of honor and they didn’t remember to send me an invitation. The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside they closed the door in my face and I wanted to be with them and share their table.

In truth, that didn’t surprise me because in the last few years all close their doors to me. The same as it was two thousand years ago the innkeepers close their door for me.  Since I wasn’t invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time. To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, yelling: “Santa…! Santa…!” as if the party were in his honor! At midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug me and do you know no-one hugged me. Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and finally I just had to leave. I walked out the door. It was no surprise that no one even noticed that I had gone. Every year it gets worse. People only remember the gifts, the parties, to eat and drink, and nobody remembers me.

Someone once told me, “Well, it’s because you are not around like most people are, so how can we give you a present?” You know my answer to that one? “Then give gifts of food and clothing to the poor, give help to those who need it. Go visit the lonely! Any gift you give a needy fellow man, I’ll count it as if you gave it to me personally.” (Matthew 25:34-40)

I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that more than two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart. I want to share something with you. As many didn’t invite me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, and a spectacular party. It might not happen this year, but I’m sending out the invitations now. I hope you’ll want to come. There is going to be room for billions, for everyone who wants to come! Some really famous old timers and celebrities are going to be there and I’ll reserve you a seat of honor right with them. And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 8:11). I’m still making the final arrangements.

So hold on to your hat because when everything is ready, I’m going to spring it as a big surprise! Many people are going to be left out in the cold because they didn’t answer my invitation. Let me know right away if you’d like to come. I’ll reserve a place for you and write your name in large golden letters in my great big Guest Book!

See you soon. I Love you!

 Your beloved friend forever and ever, Jesus.

 

Question to ponder: have we personally opened the door of our heart and invited Jesus to come? On the day of His birth where we put Jesus in our lives? Whether as an honored guest, or even we totally forget about him and we just busy with our gifts and party? Will we come and join to His gracious party as His great guest? Are we ready for His invitation?

Karina – Living by faith

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66 thoughts on “A Christmas Letter from Jesus

  1. Beautifully expressed what our Lord would say. And yet poignant in its delivery. If we can stop and just hear the essence of His call, we would be shouting with joy and thanksgiving.
    “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

    Thank you for sharing. May the real reason for the season be in our hearts, as you so elegantly stated. God bless you and your family this holiday season!

  2. Karina – I have no idea how you manage to cut through all the tradition … the divide between the saved and unsaved … the sinners and saved sinners … those who love and those who want to be loved … those who are alone and those who are together … and do it with a fresh eye, a loving eye, an eye for all those who “believe” or not – to invite all to the party – but you have – and I am so glad you did. It is a fantastic present to make this year extra-special. Thank you. 🙂

    • Dear brother in Christ, Paul.
      What a great honor from you in this Christmas season. Thank you very much for reblogged my post to your blog, brother, also thank you very much for your wonderful response to my post. Have a wonderful Christmas day and Happy New Year to you and all beloved family. God Bless.

  3. Reblogged this on Church Set Free and commented:
    Karina –

    I have no idea how you manage to cut through all the tradition … the divide between the saved and unsaved … the sinners and saved sinners … those who love and those who want to be loved … those who are alone and those who are together … and do it with a fresh eye, a loving eye, an eye for all those who “believe” or not – to invite all to the party – but you have – and I am so glad you did.

    Thank you.

    🙂

  4. Oh, Karina, you’ve painted the best picture possible for this time of year. A sad picture of us intentionally leaving out the reason we celebrate. Thanks so much for your beautiful words, for the honor you show our Lord. May you and your family enjoy the wonder and beauty of this Christmas.

    • Dear, sister Dayle
      You are welcome :)Thank you very much for your lovely comment, sister. May the your Christmas time bring a lot of joy to you and your loved ones. God Bless.

  5. I wish there was a “love” button, instead of “like.” That is beautiful Karina! I pray that the joy of the Lord fills your heart during this season! Love you!!

  6. Sister Karina, this letter is a beautiful, wonderful gift for your readers. I know Jesus is proud that you speak in His behalf. Have a deeply meaningful Christmas season. Abundant blessings!
    Thank you also for your kind visits.
    Len

    • Dear brother in Christ, Len
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 Have an abundant blessings to you too in the Christmas season, May joy of God fulfill your life 🙂

    • Dear sister in Christ, Liana
      Thank you very much for your encouraging comment, sister. Also thank you for reblogged my post to yours. It was a great honor for me. As we rejoice and celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas, let us not forget to thank baby Jesus for coming into our lives. Let us together prepare ourselves to welcome him into the homes of our hearts. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Thank you and God Bless.

  7. My friend, your post was well written. I enjoyed reading it. Every Christian knows the true meaning of Chrismas. But many of us get swallowed up in the commercial hype. It is hard to resist. And although I do not buy Christmas gifts for myself, I get a long list every year.
    I thank God for sending His Son Jesus as ransome for the sins of the world. And because of that act of love that eyes have not seen or ears heard, I can respond to your post.
    Merry Christmas! God bless.

  8. Hey there my dear friend!! It has been a long time since I have spoken to you. Looks like your blog page is doing very, very well….NICE!!! I am SO PROUD of you! We became “friends” before you were married and just started your blog page. I wish you all the very best my good friend. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH 🙂

  9. “Someone once told me, “Well, it’s because you are not around like most people are, so how can we give you a present?” You know my answer to that one? “Then give gifts of food and clothing to the poor, give help to those who need it. Go visit the lonely! Any gift you give a needy fellow man, I’ll count it as if you gave it to me personally.” (Matthew 25:34-40)”
    Karina, this is awesome. Be so blessed for your heart.

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