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"Top 10 Gifts for Kids" - by Rev. Weldon Bares

Out of curiosity, I checked online for the top gifts or toys that kids are asking for this Christmas.

Are you ready? Here are some of them: Disney Princess Enchanted Castle Playset. 4M Frozen II Code Amaze. Melissa and Doug Animal Stamp Set. Kumber Tie-Dye Kit. Nerf Go Kart with Blaster/Darts. Barbie Dreamhouse Playset. PAW Patrol Total Team Rescues. Slime Cra-A-Slimy Creations Fun Kit. Monster Jam Official Megalodon Storm. NEHOPE Walkie Talkies.

Here is a good challenge for us. This Christmas, in the midst of gift giving and receiving, let’s not fail to remind ourselves, and those around us, that the greatest gift of all time came to us completely undeserved, the gift of a baby in a manger in the little town of Bethlehem on the other side of the world.

This incredible Gift, the birth of that baby, changed all of human history. If we let him, he can change our lives even today. He offers hope. He offers mercy. He offers another chance at life.


o, this week, in the midst of all the celebrations around us, the lights, the music, the food and festivities, perhaps we can pause for a moment to remember who and what it is really all about: The birth of a baby who changed the world. His name is Jesus. That is the Gospel. That is good news of Christmas!

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