Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sunday's Thought!

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"Christmas Presents!"
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The constant and persistent emails began flooding my email inbox with Christmas sales and great deals that I had to take advantage of right then and there back in early November. It was a bit odd as some of them I wasn't used to receiving until at least "Black Friday." The television commercials began their usual timing of August it seems. Probably more likely in October, maybe September. I tend to ignore those as I don't watch television that much.

Ah, the commercialism of Christmas begins. This year, there's a strongly secular force behind much of this as it seems the shipping industry is having issues with getting products to their destinations so that customers can buy everything they absolutely must have or they will not have a Merry Christmas.

After all, if you were to buy the latest, greatest, and most popular new toys your children will be forever happy. If you buy your wife a new car or an incredibly beautiful piece of jewelry, everything will be perfect forever, you both will look incredibly awesome and all troubles disappear. While this may seem a bit exaggerated, maybe it is, but it is one of the points in marketing and advertising.

I have known a few people in my life who thought that obtaining material wealth would make them happy. A few of them lived their lives seeking fulfillment that only God can provide. However, all the material gains in the entire universe aren't going to make you truly content or even happy. Sure, these things can be fun bringing entertainment for a while but not true happiness. Only trusting in God will bring you contentment, peace, and happiness.

Give yourself a Christmas present this year, or better yet, let God give you His Gift, the Gift of Salvation. Celebrate this Christmas in a new way, a new spirit. To learn more, please visit Peace With God.

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