Christmas is a time of cheer and goodwill to all men. It’s a time when families come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by giving gifts and showing love to one another. Jesus represents life, joy, peace and love and He sets the example for how we should live.
At this Time of year I am truly grateful for my family and friends, for they are a part of me. They are the ones that have helped me to be who I am today and more than anything I thank God for sending His son Jesus. The family is a blessing from God and we are privileged in this time of giving to have the opportunity to spend time with our families. Know matter what we have to say about the members of our family we did not choose them but we love them.
When an adult passes their ‘Peter Pan stage’ they will have lost innocence and the ability to truly imagine and think like a child. The responsibility of adulthood over takes the ability to see life in a simplistic way. The pranks that your parents played as a child are no longer considered to be funny, and the mistakes they made when they were younger become unforgivable when they are on the receiving end as adults. They forget what it’s like to be young.
The Bible tells parents that they are not to provoke their children to be angry, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). We go through stages as young people where we believe that we are better off without them, but without the discipline we would be lost and out of control. God did not choose our family in error God had a plan. It’s hard to accept it but we are moulded by our environments and by the people in it.
The Bible also tells us that you should Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God has given you (Exodus 20:12). The relationships we have with our parents are important and we are not to forget that we were on God’s mind before we were conceived. But yet he surrounds us with love and enables are parents to make provisions for us to live and survive.
Let us appreciate those that have done so much for us throughout the years. Our friends, family, guardians, and mentors mean so much to us. Where would we be without them?