Brothers and Sisters, friends and neighbors, men, women and children of all ages, lend me your ears!
Here we are again at the holiday season (notice I did not say "Christmas Season"), when emotions and feelings run close to the surface for a variety of reasons and we all get just a tad bit carried away with ourselves, each other, our wallets, common sense, life and society in general.
There is no mention of "Christmas" in the bible so let's not make a big "Christian" thing out of it to where we whack unbelievers on the cranium unjustly! If you want to focus on Jesus, praise Him. If others do not, pray for them, but be nice to them!
Thanksgiving is just a day of eating and football. If you have made it your ONE day of the year to be thankful to our Mighty God, then I think you missed the boat anyway!
New Years is what it is.
Personally, I think our Lord Jesus, if He considers it at all, must shake His head sadly at our thin skinned distraction away from His purposes for us.
Other than that, may your holidays and time with family be blessed by our loving Lord and may His light of peace shine above you and your home.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Years Day to you all!