ShannonB / Shannon Bannister
Once upon a time there was a little boy who loved his mother very much. His mother died, and he decided to blame God. To punish God, the little boy decided that he would ignore God and stop believing in Him. The little boy lived a very sad life. Because he had to pretend not to believe in God, he never knew true love, joy, peace or happiness. He tried everything to fill up his meaningless life, but nothing seemed to work. The little boy grew up and married, and even had a son. He tried everything in his power to make himself believe that he loved them, but he had no basis in his life for love, only selfishness and emptiness. What will happen to this man's son? Will he grow up with the same emptiness that his father grew up with? Will he fill the emptiness with drugs and alcohol, empty, loveless sex, entertainment to fill every quiet moment so he never has to think about what he is missing out on? Will someone else miraculously come into this child's life and show him that there is hope in Jesus Christ, and that he doesn't have to live in selfishness and emptiness? I love Christmas, because I am a Christian. I am thankful for the tiny little baby born into this world who grew into the man that died saving it. If you are a Christian, celebrate this year with the full hope and love that your faith deserves. If Christmas has no meaning for you, don't feel like you need to fake it. Don't give your kids a bunch of meaningless gifts just so you feel like a better parent for a few days. Because, in the end, our kids see right through us, and if we're not giving them hope and truth, we are giving them despair. And no kid deserves that.
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