Christmas Time Appears to Soften Men’s Ways

CHRISTMAS TIME

Regardless of the REAL date of Jesus birth and its coinciding with Christmas, Christmas time DOES appear to soften the ways of men in this hard, hard world.

The arguments FOR this point of view are largely subjective. However, that does NOT mean those arguments are invalid.

Perhaps the reader has observed some of the same behaviors and can compare those during Christmas time and with those the rest of the year?

1- What man can tell WHY folks seem to soften their ways around Christmas?  Maybe it is sparked by a long-ago memory of a happy time during Christmas time? Maybe it is a time remembered when one’s family unit BEHAVED as if they were a family?  Maybe it is just a opportunity for those who have hardened their hearts to unharden them?

An acquaintance was picking up a fast food order the other day and as he went to slide his card to pay for it, a man came up to him and told him to ‘put his card away.  It was already taken care of.’  The man not only paid the acquaintance’s food tab, he gave him a $40 gift card for the restaurant as well.

Who knows why the man did this?  But it was done during Christmas time, so that season will get the blame for the man’s actions.

A short discussion on GIVING as had last week and it was pointed out that it was probably better to give directly to a person in need than use a middleman (charity organization).  The response stuck in one’s mind afterwards.

“As long as that person (in need) IS given something.”

While waiting in line to pay for a cup of coffee, when one approached the window where you pay, the lady informed that the car in front had already paid for this order.  The lady in the car in front paid for the order BECAUSE the car in front of her paid for HER order.

All of this took place at Christmas time.

2- Folks appear to SMILE more often during the Christmas season.  Yes, this is HIGHLY subjective: has the reader noticed anything similar?

3- What makes acts of randomized giving stand out EVEN MORE is that they have happened during a Christmas time of want.  Though, the economy has had its problems, people STILL want to open their wallets a little during Christmas time–even when times are not so good.

4- Even if it is only LIP SERVICE, folks’ talk-talk softens and becomes more cheery during the Christmas holidays.  Perhaps this is brought about by the massive amount of GOOD THOUGHTS running through the heads of other folks who surround those who voice cheerful words?  Perhaps not.

These are a few of the reasons Christmas time has been noticed as an agent to soften the normally-hard hearts of men.

HAS the reader noticed anything similar?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 14, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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