Letter from Jesus at Christmas

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
December 25, 2002

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 – 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up… It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and they don’t need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?  Since you don’t know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary– especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here’s a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don’t forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I’ll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I’ll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember

I LOVE YOU,
JESUS

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15 comments
  1. Awesome!! Love this, and it reminded me to go out and give!! Thank you and Merry Christmas ❤

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  2. reinkat said:

    very nice post with good suggestions–but I think Jesus would encourage you to not be afraid to say Merry Christmas, and not deny Him or His birthday. Jesus never hesitated to confront the dominant culture, never feared to proclaim the truth, and was never cowed into denying it. He didn’t worry about “offending” the Pharisees or the Romans, and didn’t care if anyone called him “intolerant” or “judgmental” or any other names. So, yes, do wish cashiers and merchants and neighbors a Merry Christmas–and live like you believe that it really IS good news.

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  3. This is fabulous–wish I’d noticed it earlier, for reblogging. Excellent!

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  4. This is apt and word in season! Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  5. marcia said:

    Received a similar letter years ago, except that most of the choices listed on mine began with FOLLOW MY PERSONAL LEADING vs INSTEAD OF. Still buy the gifts. teehee
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Holly Jolly…gifts, nativity set or not…all good in the heart of a child (to the pure all things are pure).
    Great post!

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  6. I really enjoy your viewpoint on things. It is quite refreshing to see someone who puts Love God, Love Others into practical action. Thanks

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