This message is deeper than what meets the eye. Yes, I have Santa on the bookmark, mostly because I love vintage Santa's and wanted that to be the style, but the message is much more than Santa. The message on the bookmark reads...
"The secret of Christmas not the things you do at Christmas time,
but the Christmas things you do, all year through."
This brief verse was taken from a cute old fashioned Christmas song, that I first heard sung by Bing Crosby, but since then many other famous singers have sung and recorded this song as well. This message stuck with me because it is so true. A marvelous secret about Christmas is giving of ourselves and our means to others. It is sharing, and kindness. However just because it is Christmas doesn't make what we do at Christmas time anymore important than what we do throughout the year.
I love to look to Jesus Christ as an example for everything in life. The wise men recognized the signs in the heavens and those for told of the birth of the Savior of the world. The first gifts of Christmas traveled with them, of Gold, Frankincense and Muir. Christ himself is and was the greatest gift of all. Throughout His entire life, Jesus Christ was continually giving gifts to those in need. His gifts were on a higher scale than we give at Christmas time, but the giving freely of his love and healing power, his greater knowledge were given everyday. What an example to us.
We are told to be like Him and the verse to this song reminds us that we should be more like Christ the whole year through by showing kindness, giving acts of service, looking after each others needs, feeding the poor and hungry, helping to make others burdens light and so on. Now do you see why I like this verse to this song so much?
Go to the link to my other blog and you can print off the cute bookmark that I made up to share. Let this little bookmark be my gift to you and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! http://visitingteachingsurprise.blogspot.com/ or this is the direct link....
Love, Katie G.