A wish to all for a Merry Christmas!
While it is easy to get focused on making money online during the Christmas season, I hope it does not make you forget the reason we celebrate Christmas.
For some, it is a reason to be with family. For others, it is just a reason to make merry.
For me, the first reason to celebrate Christmas will always be to remember the birth of Christ.
While in some ways, being with family and friends is also a way of remembering that birth, I feel it is important to remember that first and foremost. To keep it in mind.
That is the cure for those who find themselves depressed or disappointed during this season.
Maybe business was not as good as you hoped or needed it to be. Maybe you are unable to be with loved ones this Christmas. Perhaps you just were unable to celebrate Christmas the way you would like.
Realize that all those extra things are nice, but they do not make Christmas what it is.
At Christmas, we celebrate the Only Begotten Son of God coming to earth as a baby. He took on the form of man, so that years later, he could pay the penalty for our sins. That is what Christmas is about.
It is not about a fat elf named Santa.
It is not about trees. It is not about family. It is not about lights. It is not even about being nice to your fellow man.
It is about a baby.
All those other things are nice, but focus on what were the true "Good tidings of great joy."
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
That, my friends, is the secret to a very Merry Christmas.