As He lay there upon his bed of hay in the manger, he gazed quite contently at the star filled winter sky. Born to be more than a Carpenters son, his virtuous mother knew all to well he was GodĎs only son, and not hers to claim, for he was destined to be a king. Jesus came to this world in human form to set mankind free from the bondage of sin. As Mary and Joseph gazed into the innocent eyes of their newborn son; born in Bethlehem on Christmas day, they had no idea that someday he would hang lifeless upon a cross as Godís unblemished sacrificial lamb. Yet death could not hold him, itís sting he would defeat, and his resurrected body would ascend to his Father in heaven upon the mount called Olivet.
As he ascended into heaven he instructed his disciples to love one another as he has loved them. For, there is no greater commandment than love. If one truly fulfills this commission all other requirements for eternal triumph shall be met. For to love as Jesus loves; and as God our heavenly Father loves, with your entire mind, body, and soul, transcends all evil creating a pure heart within man. A heart that even God can love. This is why we celebrate Christmas each year, and no man, or principality can ever defeat the spread of Christian love and kindness. For God created this universe and every living being within it, as such He will never allow blind men to disgrace His only Sonís birthday. So, as for me I will stand proudly shouting Merry Christmas to all, and pray for blessings to rain down from heaven upon every man, woman, and child. So, if you find that offensive do not expect me to apologize for I am merely exercising my Christian right to free speech. Yes, the first amendment was created to protect Christians as well. So I say Merry Christmas to all, and to all I wish eternal peace.
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