When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sabbath Day Scribblings - Because He Came

A wise Christian once urged, “Let us not spend Christmas … but let us keep Christmas in our hearts and in our lives.” 3
This is my plea tonight, because when we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the Spirit of Christ, for the Christmas spirit is the Christ Spirit. 4 It will block out all the distractions around us which can diminish Christmas and swallow up its true meaning.
There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus Christ.
Because He came to earth, we have a perfect example to follow. As we strive to become more like Him, we will have joy and happiness in our lives and peace each day of the year. It is His example which, if followed, stirs within us more kindness and love, more respect and concern for others.
Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.
Because He came, we know how to reach out to those in trouble or distress, wherever they may be.
Because He came, death has lost its sting, the grave its victory. We will live again because He came.
Because He came and paid for our sins, we have the opportunity to gain eternal life.
Because He came, we are gathered tonight to worship Him, in bonds of brotherhood and love.
May His precious Spirit be with us, and may He ever be the center of our celebrations and indeed of our very lives, I pray in His holy name, amen.
Thomas S. Monson

I found a group of like minded bloggers who share a picture and a short message on Sundays.  I hope you have a chance to visit them also.  It is called Jumping Tandem.


  1. This is beautiful Patty Ann! I will visit jumptandem.net. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

  2. Great word, and so true!! Thanks for sharing...

    Merry Christmas♥

  3. Welcome to the Sunday community! I'm so glad you've found us!

  4. Because He came, I am redeemed! Loved reading this...found an echo in my heart.

    May your Christmas be full of joy,