Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus

It is my priviledge to be the hostess this week for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

On Tuesday, my oldest daughter Johanna turns 20 and on the next Tuesday my other daughter, Kristina turns 18. Since they were little girls I have tried to make their birthdays special. A friend of mine who also has a December birthday told me to never wrap their presents in Christmas paper, but to use birthday paper to make sure they felt special. One year I saw a cartoon on a bulletin board at a church that we were visiting. It had two scenes the first portrayed a little boy sitting on the ground with a sad face while all his family was by the Christmas tree. The next scene showed that same little boy with Jesus kneeling by him and saying “I know how you feel, people forget about my birthday too.”

Parties, trees, shopping, lights, presents, food, snowmen, cookies, movies, candy canes, reindeer, elves, Santa… the list could go on and on of all the things we add to Christmas. Those things are all fun. I am guilty of being caught up in some of these traditions. But I love being reminded about the real reason to celebrate. The other day, my daughter Johanna and I were on a road trip and the two of us were listening to Christmas music on the radio. The song “Happy Birthday Jesus” came on.
Happy Birthday Jesus
I'm So Glad Its Christmas
all The Tinsel And Lights
and The Presents Are Nice
but The Real Gift Is You.

Happy Birthday Jesus
I’m So Glad Its Christmas
all The Carols And Bells
make The Holiday Swell
and it's All About You
Happy Birthday Jesus
Jesus I Love You!
I pray that in all the busy crazy days ahead that you don’t forget what Christmas is all about. It is about the Lord of all creation coming to earth to be born as a tiny little helpless baby. To live a simple, but sinless life and then die a horrible death on a cross for you and for me because he loves us.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

My challenge for everyone is to make a birthday card in honor of Christ's birthday. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. Make sure to check out what all my Stampin Sisters have created this week. I know you will be blessed.


  1. Morning Marilynn! I ((♥)) That song everytime I hear it on the radio... especially sung by a child, just makes your heart melt. Lovely post... this is the first in many years that I'm not feeling as stressed as I normally do. So what if we don't have the tree up yet or decorations out, focusing on the more important things at this time of year definately gives you a sense of peace and joy! Have a blessed Christmas!!

  2. Beautiful! Love the butterfly - you are so good with those. Your devotion was wonderful! Loved it and the video - well - WOW! Have a wonderful week!

  3. This is gorgeous. Beautiful colors and love the flowers.

  4. I loved reading your devotional Marilynn!! Thanks so much for all your thought provoking words and analogies each week. You truly are a blessing!!

    Your card is gorgeous!! Love all the handmade flowers and the design.

  5. Love you card, MariLynn - those flowers are fabulous, and your butterfly gorgeous is as usual :-)

  6. Hey sweetie, wishing you a blessed week and a happy birthday to your dear daughters! I have two daughters too, one 23 and the other 19, just inbetween yours.