Category — Anonymous Quotes
Every Christmas time we see and hear the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season”. But who is the author of this quote? I’ve looked high and low and cannot find who first said:
“Jesus is the reason for the season”. – Anonymous
So, if anyone has any insight on when this first appeared in pop culture please share. Nevertheless, let’s go onto today’s post – The Top Ten Reasons Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season.
10) The word “Christmas” includes Jesus’ last name. – Matthew 1:1
9) We get to sing fun songs that tells the story of Jesus coming. – Luke 2:13-14
.8) Everybody loves when a baby is born, but none has changed the world as Jesus has. – Matthew 1:21
7) We can truly be of good cheer and full of hope because Jesus came to save us. - John 3:16
6) People are actually nicer this time of year and even strangers wish each other well, just like Jesus taught. – John 13:35
5) We sing Joy to the world, and it’s OK. (JOY = Jesus; Others; Yourself) – Luke 2:10
4) Christmas lights remind us that Jesus is the Light of the world, and that each of us should light the world as He does. – John 8:12
3) It’s a time of year where we can all be like little children, just like Jesus taught. – Matthew 18:2-5
2) Jesus love inspires people to be extra kind and giving this time of year. – 1 John 3:16
1) The number one reason why Jesus is the reason for the season is that He is the ultimate gift to the world. – Romans 5:15
May God bless you during this Christmas season and may we keep him in our hearts all year long.
December 25, 2010 6 Comments
A couple of weeks ago there was a post about how life is a walking shadow highlighting the brevity of life. Some people live for only a short time, while others live to a ripe old age. All in all though, compared to eternity, our time here is very short and we only get to do it once. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I went to the gym to learn that a man had died of a heart attack while swimming. A friend of mine was there at the time, and helped pull the man out of the pool, but it was too late. The man was 85 years old, and seemingly lived a full life, God bless him.
“We only have one life to live.” – Anonymous
Whether we live for only a few years, or to be 100, the time we have is still relatively short. We only have one life to live, so let’s be sure we make it count. We can find this idea in the Bible in the books of James and Ephesians.
“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away [life is short].” – James 4:14 NKJV
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity [make it count], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV
Life is short, and we only have one life to live, so let’s make it count.
October 7, 2010 2 Comments
Today’s Bible or Not quote is an old Spanish proverb about contentment.
“A full stomach makes a happy heart”. – Spanish Proverb
En Español: “Barriga llena, corazón contento”. (Full stomach, happy heart.)
Looking through the Bible you might think this to be in Proverbs or in some other book of wisdom, or at least the concept. What’s interesting is that according to the Bible, happiness and contentment (i.e. a happy heart) have nothing to do with a full stomach, however, if your heart is right with God then a full stomach will complement your happiness.
“The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry”. - Proverbs 13:25 NIV
“The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep”. – Ecclesiastes 5:12 NAS
You see, if your heart is right with God in the first place, then a good meal can satisfy the soul. This is because the righteous know where it came from and give thanks to God for all of His good gifts. This goes for every blessing in our lives. And if you are a person of integrity, working hard in life to honor God and provide for yourself and others, you will still have a happy heart whether you are blessed with much or little.
The “rich man” is symbolic of those that feed themselves at the expense of others. It is the attitude of selfishness, ingratitude and indifference that drives the ungodly. For the wicked, a full stomach will not bring contentment. Riches will not bring happiness. The abundance of the wicked will become a curse unto them, and here is the promise God has for them:
“You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. You will store up but save nothing, because what you save I will give to the sword”. – Micah 6:14 NIV
So perhaps the quote should not be “Full stomach, happy heart”, but rather, “righteous heart, happy heart”. And if your stomach happens to be full, well then the righteous heart will be a happy heart indeed.
August 3, 2010 2 Comments