While this may not be an exact dictation, I think it’s scripturally sound and pretty close to what Jesus might say to us…
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that I wasn’t actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival …. although I do appreciate being remembered any time.
Now, having said that, let Me go on… If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid the Santa and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that, there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree. I made ALL trees. You can (and may) remember Me any time you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining Who I Am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15:1-8.
If you want to give Me a present, choose something from this list:
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know. They tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
4. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
5. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Try giving everyone you meet a warm smile — it could make the difference.
6. Instead of nit-picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas,” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday.
I think it would be signed, “Your dearest friend, Jesus”
and from me… Merry Christmas