Saturday, December 6, 2014

Countdown to Christmas: My Christmas Devotions (Day 5)


One of the books I love to read to my daughter is Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You. It's a story about two Nutbrown Hares (Little and Big) who used large measures to gauge their love for each other in answer to Little Nutbrown Hare's question, "Guess how much I love you?" I find the story simple yet so sweet and endearing.

Guess how much I love you? Oftentimes, the measure of love is determined by the price tag attached to the gifts. The season of love, joy and peace has become so commercialized that the focus is no longer on the love and thoughts that come with the gifts... It's saddening. 

Guess how much God loves you? Well, this much: "This is how God showed his love among us: He's sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:9,10). 

May our Christmas be established around that kind of love. And may that love flows from you to someone today... It's heart-warming.


20 comments:

  1. i love reading to my daughter too.. she's only a year old but i've seen so much interest in her in reading books... i can't help but let out a big sigh everytime i see how many books she already has at a very young age... i swear i never had that much books in my entire lifetime.. hehehe

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    1. Kudos to you for raising a reader! I started reading to my daughter since she was in my womb. I love books (and the smell of each page, hahaha) and I'm so happy that my daughter does too. Bookstores are our happy place. :) Thank you for visiting! :)

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  2. I agree, Christmas is all about Christ. I hope that people won't forget the real reason of the season. It is not about the party, shopping, gifts and reunion.

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    1. Though it doesn't hurt to shop, buy gifts and organize or attend parties/reunions... We just have to always remember the Celebrator. :) Thank you for dropping by.

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  3. It is sad to see how commercialized Christmas has become, when it really all about Christ. This is a simple straight to the point reminder to all. Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you also for visiting. :)

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  4. Thanks to all the reminders that you've been sharing to us this past few days. :)

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    1. You're welcome! :) Thank you for visiting again. :)

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  5. I used to read to my daughter also but now that she reads faster than me ... she gets to tell me the bedtime stories. I agree that Christmas have become very commercialized and most of the time, parents get stressed out when it comes to their kids wishlists... it shouldn't be that way. with or without gifts, we much teach our kids to be thankful. - edel

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    1. That's great! I'm looking forward to that day when my daughter reads faster than I do, heehee! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)

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  6. I have to agree with what all the mommies are saying here. And I must say, I am guilty of it too. Thanks for reminding us :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for dropping by. :)

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  7. Let us always remember the reason for the season! Jesus

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  8. This is one of my favorite stories! I haven't read it to my little ones though. I'll remember to look for a copy soon.

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    1. My fave too! I believe your little ones will love it too. Thank you for visiting again. :)

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  9. I hope people will remember the reason for the Christmas season and not just the gifts that they will receive and the parties that they will attend. Advance Merry Christmas, sis! -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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    1. Aww! Thank you for the Christmas greeting! :) Blessed Christmas to you and yours too! :)

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  10. Mommy ninang,this is one of Zoe's faves too @ ABC for kids...and loves to sing the song for me especially when she's making lambing...:)

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    1. Hahaha! Talaga? That's nice. Thank you for your time, 'te Ganda! :)

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