Hello my dear readers!! It’s me again. I’m grateful to God in this Christmas season I could write a short post to my blog and this post is the closing post for this year. I would like to thank to all faithful readers and follower who always give big support to my blog through like or comment on my posts. I really, really appreciate it. I hope and pray this blog will continue to sharing God’s blessing through God’s word.
Every time before Christmas comes, besides decorating Christmas tree and the whole house with various beautiful Christmas decorations, my parents also took out their collection of Christmas song vinyl records. One of their favorite Christmas song is “White Christmas” They said, though White Christmas isn’t a hymn Christmas song, the legendary “White Christmas” song could successfully bring Christmas atmosphere especially when the snow has come. All is white! Tree, house, land, and other will covered with white color and white is always used as a symbol of cleanliness and even holiness.
Dear readers, what were my parents said reminds me to the great Bible figure, David. Davis was known as a figure who was very close with God. But at one time he fell so deep into the sin by doing a series of despicable acts. He committed adultery with Bathsheba, lied, and the killed Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah. The series of actions that David made in a row suddenly turned him into a very cruel figure and he was unaware that his actions were dominated by lust. He was ruled by sin. Bible said that what he did was considered evil in God’s eyes. Then God sent Nathan to warn David. When confronted with his transgressions, fortunately David didn’t dodge to defend himself. Bravely David admitted, “I have sinned against the Lord.” (2 Samuel 12:13a) and Nathan said to David, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.” (2 Samuel 12:13) although there were still consequences of what David did, God gave a guarantee of forgiveness to David.
From what happened, David wrote Psalm 51. He wrote very deep series of poem of sin confession, repentance, and pleading for God’s forgiveness. One of them said:
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
My beloved readers, Christmas is a moment we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ to the world as the greatest gift and grace from God to atone our sins and bring us out of the death to enter the eternal life. In this Christmas moment, allow me to encourage all of us to celebrate Christmas day not only by a party, give a Christmas gift to our loved ones, or take a Christmas holiday but let’s make Christmas as a moment to sanctify us, confess all of our sins, and ask God to forgive and cleanse our hearts. God said to us,
Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. (Isaiah 1:16)
And when we do that, God said
“…Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
God is always ready to give us forgiveness, even to restore joy when we turn from evil ways to His ways. God will whiten a very red sin as white as snow. Pure white snow is very beautiful in welcoming Christmas, but please remember, it’s not about white snow, but the most important in this Christmas day is our heart and soul as white and as clean as snow. And our lives will still in holiness because God said to us, “Be holy, because I am Holy” (1 Peter 1:16) Let’s have a white Christmas.
On behalf of our family, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2020
Make the season bright with holiness, peace, joy, love, and hope in God. Amen
Living by faith.
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Wonderful Christmas post! Amen!
Amen! Thank you very much. Have a great Christmas time to you..God Bless.
A beautiful post Karina. A wonderful way to rethink snow, something that I’ve always missed; but as you said through what the Lord said, one’s heart can be made pure like the driven snow. A Christmas heart. God bless and a merry Christmas.
Thank you very much for your great and wonderful comment on my post.. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. God Bless..
Beautiful Christmas post, sista..have a Merry “White” Christmas..God bless.
See you soon, my little sister. Be good.
It’s so sweetly wonderful to hear from you Karina. I love when you relate stories of your family. There is always such love when you write. Bless you for sharing a Jesus as you do. In His Wonderful Name, Barbara Wilhelm
Love, Barbara “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” Psalm 63:3
Dear sister in Christ, Barbara
Thank you very much for your great response on my post, sister. Also thank you very much for the wonderful bible verse. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas to you and Family.
May all the blessings of Christmastime be yours! ❤
Merry Christmas to you. Thank you very much. God Bless.
Thank you Karina, for a wonderful and reflective post on the joys of the season. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Be blessed.
Dear, Brother RJ
You are welcome,brother. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you too and your loved ones. God Bless
Great post! Have a Merry Christmas.
Dear, brother Tom,
Thank you very much. Merry Christmas to you too. God Bless.
Merry Christmas, Karina, and may God bless you in the New Year!
Dear, sister Kathie
Merry Christmas to you too, sister. Thank you very much. God Bless.
Lovely post! Let’s have s white Christmas! 🙂
Thank you very much, sister in Christ, Renee. Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas to you.
Reflective words! Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas Karina! Blessings
You are welcome 🙂 Thank you for reading my post. Have a Merry Christmas to you too. God Bless.
Thank you, Karina, for giving a holy new meaning to “White Christmas!” Praise God that through his Son, Jesus, our hearts can be as white as snow.
Dear, sister Nancy…
You are welcome, sister. Thank you so much for reading my post. Have a blessed Christmas to you and your family. God Bless.
Beautifully written, my dear friend. Thank you for how you honor our Lord in your posts and your heart.
Dear sister in Christ, Dayle
You are welcome, sister. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you. God Bless.
Merry Christmas, Karina, to you & your family. Have a wonderful holiday.
Merry Christmas to you and your family too. God Bless.
A favorite verse, and a lovely application of it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Karina!
Dear, brother Mitch
Thank you very much 🙂 Have a blessed Christmas to you and your family too, brother. God Bless
Dear sister in Christ,
Thanks for the spiritual thoughts…
Please correct the word bird to birth.
Christmas is a moment we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
hello brother in Christ,
Thank you very much for you lovely comment and also thank you for your correction. it’s done. Have a blessed Christmas.
Have a blessed Christmas, Karina! ❤
Have a blessed Christmas to you too, sister Anna. God Bless.
Merry Christmas Karina! Thank you, for being such a supporter of me in 2019. I appreciate all of your comments and likes. I wish you and yours nothing but wonderful blessings in 2020 and may 2020 also be a very prosperous and healthy year for you and yours.
You are welcome 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too, Cheryl. God Bless
Thank you! 🙂
Beautiful post. Well connected, Scripture with a popular song.
Thank you very much 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family. God Bless.
By the time you get this, it will no longer be Christmas Day, but I hope you have a little bit of a Merry Christmas each day.
A beautiful season and Happy New Year to you, Karina! Blessings xx
Thank you very much, Christy. God Bless
I appreciate your likes of my posts; thank you very much.
Thanks for your like of my post; I appreciate your kindness.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Karina , the best year ahaed for you in Jesus Name
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too and family. God Bless.
Many sweet blessings to you and your family, dear Karina! I hope the new year is filled with love, peace, and fascinating adventures! ❤
Many blessings to you too and your loved ones, my dear sister Lorrie. Thank you very much, sister. God Bless.
This is a lovely winter post, Karina. ❤
Thank you very much, sister Anna. Thank you for coming back to my post. I really appreciate it. Have a blessed new week.
Everyone loves white Christmas 🙂
Hello there.. Thank you very much.
Great post! 🙏 If you want take a look at our social or travel articles, we have written about religion too. Thank you!
You are welcome. Thank you for visit and read my post also your lovely response. I definitely will visit your site later. Thank you. God Bless..
Beautiful! I love White Christmas. It’s my favorite Christmas movie. I also love Psalm 51. I have prayed that psalm many times. Blessings to you, my sister!
Thank you very much for your lovely response, dear brother Jeff. Thank you and God bless.