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I have been sucked into the Hallmark movie channel–all the Christmas ones are playing and I can not get enough of the love and magic in those movies! They are not “Christian” but I do love that none of them focus on lustful love or the presents–but that wonderful magic that happens when people share, and give, and bond–between two people and in whole communities. Ahhh. Yes, the romantic in me sighs every time.
The great thing about this time of year, I have finally realized, is that we are supposed to celebrate the romance and magic of the season. During my scroogey years I got sucked into Santa Christmas and the whole wrong magic– and it made me crazy. It made me despise this time of year. Now that I am focusing more on the Jesus magic and love, I have it all back in perspective.
Remembering where the magic really is this season can get tricky. The magic IS NOT SANTA. He is a representation of the magic–because the MAGIC is the sharing of LOVE. And that love when true and light filled comes from one source: Christ. Whether non-Christians want to believe that or not, our faith tells us God created us all with the capacity to love and requires us to share that with one another. God designed each of us to share the magical sense of love with one another. And it is magical when we see love being shared. Truly it is–it shines like a star.
I hope that you are all able to see the shiny Jesus magic star love this holiday season. I hope that we are able to share it with those around us.