Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It is now nearing the end of summer and soon we will be ushering again the advent of the Christmas season after autumn. There will be so much joy, cheer,warmth and peacefulness during the yuletide season. Part of the Christmas celebration is the setting up of our very own Christmas trees in our homes where the world outside celebrate the yuletide season in joy and revelries. As we gather around our Christmas trees, the children eagerly anticipate the opening of their respective gifts and toys given to them by their parents and of course by Santa Claus.
Right now, we can avail ourselves of an end of summer sale to buy our artificial Christmas trees where prices are at an economical and way down below season prices. You can choose from among a wide variety of these Christmas trees to suit your own need and budget. These trees give a certain glow to one's house characterized by warmth and peacefulness inside. It is as if you are witnessing the very first Christmas story in Bethlehem.
Christmas evokes memories of fun and laughter as people, especially kids, play and frolic in the snow. There are so many rides and games that people do during winter times. Children build snowmen and engage in frivolous snow ball fights. To represent the celebration of a white Christmas, people love to buy white Christmas trees where the white color of the elegant Christmas tree symbolizes the purity, fun and excitement of the joyful celebration of Christmas. We can hear sleigh bells as kids travel downhill from some yonder slopes shouting gleefully from excitement and sheer exhilaration. We can also hear the melodious voices of church choirs as they sing their favorite Christmas carols. And of course, every kid is delighted to open his boxes of presents from his parents and from Santa too. That is the joy that our beautiful Christmas tree can bring to our lives during the yuletide season.
Monday, August 2, 2010
HEART OF WORSHIP
When we go to church to hear mass or to a Christian church to attend our fellowship service with the Lord, we do all things to prepare ourselves. We come in our Sunday's best. We choose the choicest seats in the church and acknowledge the presence of other church goers. We listen in rapt silence as the priest celebrates the mass or as the pastor delivers his soul moving sermon. We are thrilled to sing praise and worship songs to the Lord. But have we forgotten something? Have we forgotten the heart of worship? The reason why we are in the church, hearing mass or celebrating fellowship together with other Christians, is the very essence of our spiritual relationship with the Lord. We must never forget the sole and real heart of worship and that is, focusing our hearts, mind and soul to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He is the sole heart of worship. We must never leave the church without being filled with the Holy Spirit as we commune with God and feel the intimacy of His wondrous relationship with us. We must realize the full potential of our sonship of God and being co-heir with Jesus Christ of the kingdom of the Father. We must seek that intimacy with God, feeling His very presence in our hearts as we sing from our heart and soul our love, yearnings and aspirations in an intimate communing with the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We go home filled with so much joy and bursting with the fruit of the Holy Spirit as though we are walking on thin air. Yes, whenever we go to church, we must never forget the heart of worship who is Jesus Christ.
Hear this song and receive a special blessing in your life.
Heart Of Worship - Michael W. Smith
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla