As I have gotten older, I've had to deal with the fact that I no longer get the Christmas experience I am used to from my childhood. Christmas is so magical when you are a child. But now Christmas means something different to me. Now I am a Christian and I understand why we truly celebrate this holiday. I now have more life experiences that make me appreciate what Jesus did for me. Too often people get caught up in the materialism that seems to have taken over the Christmas season. I really wish people wouldn't worry so much about presents.
For me, the simplicity of the day is what refreshes my faith. Presents or not, it really doesn't matter. All it takes is hearing the story of that miraculous birth for me to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It doesn't matter how well you know the story of the birth of Jesus, it touches your heart every time. And spending the day surrounded by family solidifies how much God has blessed me.
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