Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Stories

This is my first time reading Max Lucado's fiction work. It did not disappoint. Lucado is magical with his words in ways that can't be described in words. His stories produce a melody in your heart that is sure to warm your soul. Christmas Stories contains excerpts of his other works, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading again, along with the Christmas stories that are sure to fill your spirit. This is truly fireside reading.

Once of my favorite excerpts from the book is from "The North Pole or the Manger?":

     "You see, Santa can't provide what we really need. For one thing, he's only around once a year. When January winds chill our souls, he's history. When December's requests become February payments, Santa's left the mall. When April demands taxes or May brings final exams, Santa is still months from his next visit. And should July find us ill or October find us alone, we can't go to his chair for comfort--it's still empty. He only comes once a year.
     And when he comes, though he gives much, he doesn't take away much. He doesn't take away the riddle of the grave, the burden of mistakes, or the anxiety of demands. He's kind and quick and cute; but when it comes to healing hurts--don't go to Santa."

Truly, the message throughout Christmas Stories is one thing and one thing only: JESUS is the REASON for the season!

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Kendra said...

Well I just lost my post. I have this book but have not had time to read it yet. Im glad to know it is a great book. Thank you for your post. Prayers for all families of the terrible tradgey today. God bless you Cherie! Love you, kendra

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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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