Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Teach True Meaning of Christmas

Long years ago I received a handout with the following information. I hope that you will find it helpful in remembering and teaching the true meaning of Christmas. And Santa whispered, "Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas." The Star: A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ages ago - the shining hope of mankind. Red: The first color of Christmas - symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all. Fir Tree: Evergreen - the second color of Christmas - shows everlasting life. The needles point heavenward. The Bell: Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold - signifying that all are precious in the eyes of the Lord. The Candle: A mirror of starlight reflecting our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem. Gift Bow: Tied as we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill forever. Candy Cane: The shepherd's crook used to bring lambs back into the fold - a reminder that all of us are our brother's keeper. The Wreath: A symbol of the never ending eternal nature of love - having no beginning and no end. Children are innocent and need to be taught truth by those who love them, but children are often the greatest teachers as shown in this video.

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