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Merry Christmas

With the commercialization of Christmas, its real meaning is often obscured. If we aren’t careful, the tinsel and the wrappings will blot out the star and the straw of Bethlehem. What is the real meaning of Christmas?

• Christmas is for family. The song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is more than just a perennial favorite. It is the desire of almost every one of us.

• Christmas is for friends. Friendship is not about those you’ve known the longest. It is about those who came and never left your side. A friend is someone who walks in when everyone else walks out.  And as Ann Landers said, “It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” So, remember them with a card or a call.

• Christmas is for Christ. Don’t forget whose birthday we celebrate. As the angel said, “Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Take time to worship him and give to the needy in his name.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Paul W. Powell Legacy Library team!

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Today's Devotional

Treasures in Heaven

Pat Neff, one-time governor of Texas and later president of Baylor University, once said, “All my life I’ve heard preachers tell me to lay up treasures in heaven, but none of them ever told me how to do it. I had to figure it out on my own.

“The only way to get our treasures into heaven is to put them in something that is going there. Cattle, land, houses, stocks and bonds, all have no life and are not going to heaven. Only men and women, boys and girls, are going there.”

If you want to lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, then you’ve got to invest in people. Give yourselves to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, and caring for the needy in every way. Oh yes, and share the good news that Jesus saves. That way they can enjoy eternity with you. Where are you investing your treasure (your time and resources) today? 

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