December 13, 2011

Tis the Reason...

I must say that this year has been quite an interesting one.

Especially this Christmas season.

I made an extremely rash decision (at 9:35PM) on Thanksgiving night to head out Black Friday shopping...at 10:00PM....and to WALMART of all places (I thought to myself, "Why not...it's only 3 miles away").

BAD IDEA!

I walked away...in the wee hours of the morning....disgusted by humanity and what this season has turned into.

And these bad feeling lasted....for longer than I care to admit....at it was making me feel all "Bah Humbug!"-ish and horrible.

But...the other night, while watching the LDS church annual Christmas Devotional, I was reminded again why it is we celebrate this season.  It is because of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As the world, and humanity as we know it, deteriorate and become more sinful, selfishness, greedy and hateful, we are in need of our Savior even more.  The comfort and cleansing power of the Atonement are vital to our staying "in the world, but not of the world".

I'm so thankful for this reminder...and was able to let go (or at least I'm working on letting go) of those bad feelings I was harboring.

As a part of the devotional, the LDS church presented a new video of the "Christmas Story" they have just finished producing (it's actually a compilation of a few of their new BIBLE story videos...you can find them here).  They are extremely well done and readily invite the spirit in to your home and life.

I wanted to share it with you.

It's BEAUTIFUL!  I HOPE you enjoy!




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7 comments:

Jana and Brett said...

I LOVED the Christmas Devotional this year! I look forward to it every year...as much as I do for conference! The movie is beautiful. Thanks for sharing Mel!

Rebecca said...

I've watched these Bible videos a number of times since then... so totally brings the season (and life) into focus. I can't imagine not having the supreme gift of the Atonement!! Thanks for sharing :D

Stef said...

The Devotional is always a wonderful start to the season...unlike Black Friday. Although, I have to say that if you go with someone you can have fun with and you don't care if you get the deal, then it is a blast. Get yourself some hot chocolate and watch people go bonkers. It's fun. Come do it with me next year!

Melanie said...

I completely agree with you ladies...and, you are welcome.

Stef...I am all over that for next year. ;) Except..with that cocoa I may bring a lounging chair....and a tazer...and a helmet....and....

The Larsen Gang said...

Loved it...thanks for the reminder!!!

Judy said...

The devotional really was wonderful! Thanks for the reminder to go back and watch those videos again.

Dianna said...

This is beautiful..what a great depiction of what Christmas is really about. Stop over and check out my blog @ quitpulllingyoursistershair.blogspot.com!! :)

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