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Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)
TITLE: Celebration of Life
By Mildred Sheldon
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Christmas meant spending time with my grandparents, various cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers and friends. I especially loved Grandma Bollingerís cookies. They were so big you had to use both hands to hold them, and they were filled with all kinds of yummy fillings.
Easter was a time of enjoyment for everybody. A tiny basket with a solid chocolate Easter bunny, jelly beans, chocolate covered eggs, and two hard boiled colored eggs. I remember carrying that basket everywhere I went.
I knew the meaning of Christmas, and Easter, but it wasnít until I was in my 30ís before I truly grasped the true significance of those holidays. I had turned from Christ at 19 and lived my life for me. What a mess it was, but in my mind I was happy, until I met Jesus that wonderful evening so long ago.
Now Christmas has a different meaning. It represents the birth of Jesus, Godís only begotten Son. I still receive gifts from my family and friends, but it is now a time of caring and sharing the love of God with everybody. I received the greatest gift of all that first Christmas when I turned back to living my life for God. What a Christmas that was.
Easter is now a time of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings. I come humbly and thank Jesus for dying in my place. Life is so different now, and I now look forward to the day I stand before my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every Christmas and Easter now has become a celebration of life. It is a time to give thanks, praise, honor and glory to Christ, the King. He made both holidays special. One of birth and the other death upon a cross for my sins, and resurrection of life every lasting. He bore my sins upon that cross and died in my place to justify me. He is, and shall always be, the light, the life and the resurrection. The one true person I consider the celebration of life every lasting.
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