We live out our lives in various stages. We laugh, we cry, we hurt, we feel good. We fail, we succeed, we endure, and we glide through. At the end only one thing will matter and that one thing is whether or not we know Jesus Christ as our savior. That one thing will determine where we spend eternity, either in heaven with Him or in hell. There is no in between, no place for good people who didn't believe, no place for those who say they are sorry but don't ask for forgiveness through the gift of accepting Christ.
That gift is celebrated during this season but is celebrated every day by those who believe and those who understand that our only hope is through Him. Life will play out as we choose it, God gives us that right of choice. Choose well, choose joy over sadness, choose peace over anger, choose giving over receiving, and choose Him. In the end it will be all that matters.
Merry Christmas to all.