Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Christmas Story




As we partake of the sumptuous dinner on our table, as we exchange gifts and greetings with friends and loved ones, as we celebrate the yuletide holiday in some winter resort, as we make merry during this holiday season, let us pause for a moment to remember the Christmas Story. That Mary and Joseph had nowhere to spend their day while Mary was on the threshold of labor pains; that they were forced to stay in a humble stable and there on the manger, the new born Baby Jesus was lain; that angels heralded the triumphant birth of the Messiah-Son of God; that shepherds were the first to witness the Babe in the manger; and that three wise kings from the East visited the new born King to pay homage and obeisance and to present costly gifts.

The story still continues to this very day. As we partake of the sumptuous meal on our dinner table, millions are starving with nary a food to eat. As we exchange gifts and pleasantries with our loved ones, millions have no place to sleep nor clothes to wear. As we go to our favorite malls to shop and to our favorite winter resorts to enjoy the best of the holiday season, millions are shivering in fear and despair as the sounds of war reverberate in their ears. As we do our things on Christmas, let us pause for a moment to pray for the less privileged of our brothers. The Christmas Story has not ended, it has begun again in our hearts.


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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

18 comments:

Tey said...

Very inspiring song. Very appropriate this Holidday season to remember Jesus our saviour.. Thanks for sharing Mel.
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. Merry Christmas to you all. God bless you all always.

Dorothy said...

I so loved this music I had gone to 12 service today and this was a great ending to my afternoon before we head to my sisters to celebrate more Christmas spirit..

Merry Christmas

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Tey said...

Merry Merry Xmas to you Mel. Have a good one
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shydub said...

here to greet you A Merry merry Christmas and advance happy new your full of joy and happiness to you and your family.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dorothy,
Thank you so much for making this post one of your stops in your spiritual activities on Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May the true Spirit of Christmas be with you always. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Merry Christmas too my friend. May the joy and blessings of Christmas be always with you and your loved ones. I am praying for the success of your online business especially this coming year. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

heiresschild said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Mel, to you and your beautiful family!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Thank you so much friend. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family too. May the joy and blessings of Christmas be showered upon you and your family this Christmas and the incoming year through. May you find peace, joy and fulfillment in your life and may the Lord grant you all of your heart's desires. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Merry Christmas too my friend. I wish you all the happiness, success and peace this Christmas and in the incoming year too. May the Lord grant you all of your secret desires in your heart. Thanks for your visit and greetings my friend. God bless you all always.

teJan said...

Amen!!! Thanks for sharing;)

Godbless brother!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tejan,
Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you too.

shydub said...

Thank you for sharing the story Sir Mel and reminded us to be thankful for every single blessings, small or big we get everyday. Hope you had a very Happy Christmas. Thanks po sa greeting, another year added to my age and im thankful for that. have a great day and thanks for the post. God bless!

tikno said...

Merry Christmas to you and family, and all reader here.

Tikno

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Yes, we must never forget why we celebrate Christmas by going back to the original Christmas Story. Our Christmas celebration was simple but meaningful. I celebrated it with prayers and meditation on the original Christmas Story. Thanks for your visit, greetings and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tikno,
Thank you so much for your greetings. I appreciate that. God bless.

tin-tin said...

happy new year. i pray 2010 will be a blessed year for you :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Thanks for the greetings and the prayer. I really appreciate that. Happy New Year too. God bless you always.

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