Working in retail during the Holidays is always a very contradictory experience for me. Thousands, and thousands of people come to the Nike Employee Store to shop for gifts for their friends, loved ones, and I would say a lot more for themselves typically. But during this Christmas time how easily we all forget why it is this Holiday was to be celebrated in the first place, or worse, people don't know why, or don't care, or do not believe. I pray that on this day, and tomorrow we would take to heart the remembrance of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who saved us from ourselves. It drives me up a wall having to be careful about my "verbiage," when talking with customers. They tell me to say Happy Holidays, or Season's Greetings, but I want to scream from the Mountain Tops, Merry CHRISTmas!! That all who were created by him, would know the importance of December the 25th, and would share it with their families, their children, their friends.
Luke 2:14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Thank you Lord for the gift of free will, I choose YOU! I choose relationship with you, Lord will you grow me each and every day that I may learn more what that looks like. That I may be a woman more like Mary with absolute trust and loyalty in you and to you. Happy Birthday. I love you.
Love from my heart to yours on this Christmas,