Stuff or Jesus
On the SOCS post today the prompt is “stuff.”
Stuff or Jesus, you decide. Stuff brings up lots of images for me. Like being stuffed after Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, to buying stuff for the grandchildren this last week on Amazon.com…
I skip the crowds now since I’m retired and hate crowds of people shoving, pushing, trying to get deals. It takes all the fun out of shopping and I haven’t even mentioned the parking lots filled to capacity. With my disability having to do with walking, I can’t do it.
With the stuff that I buy, I try to be fair and include some toys and some educational like books. Last year I spent way too much so I am tempering my buying this year. Christmas toys and gifts are not the focus anyway. We all have enough stuff as it is.
I am trying to be more minimalistic and just use the necessities. Of course, I need my computer which is paid for so I can blog, so that doesn’t count. I need my car to get around and pick up my granddaughter from school…but it’s used with fairly high mileage, and paid for as well.
“So what is the reason for Christmas?” you ask. Being a Christian, it is for the celebration of Jesus’ birth as God’s plan for our redemption.
The Bible says, in Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Those are my favorite verses of prophecy and it tells us to expect Jesus.
So as far as I am concerned, that trumps “stuff” any day, although I asked for my daughter and son-in-law to get me a Rainbow Study Bible. Get me that and I will be happy with family for Christmas and watching the grandkids get all excited about what Santa has brought to them.
Take Care and God Bless,
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “stuff.”
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