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Written by FBJ Women for Women
The World at Our Doorstep
5 Ways You Can Embrace an International Christmas
From the beginning of our nation, we have been a country built by immigrants and international peoples. More and more newcomers enter America every day, bringing their culture and beauty to the colorful canvas of our country. But this Christmas, as we remember God’s gift of salvation for the whole world, my prayer is that we – as individuals of Christ’s church – will carry the good news of His gift in our own homes, cities, and country, like the shepherds who shouted the news of the King born in a humble manger to save His lost sheep, Israel, and the entire world.
Christmas is not meant to stay in the family; our faith is not meant to be hidden. If we really believe it, let the world see that Christmas means more to us than a pretty tree with presents stacked. Let us welcome them to Christmas; let us show them the reason we celebrate. Let our homes not shine because of Christmas lights or flashy decorations, but because Christ is the center of our home and illuminates our lives.
Then when we open the door, the world at our doorstep will look in and see the radiant, irreplaceable gift in our presence: the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.