12.24.2013 0

May you have a Merry Christmas

Night_Before_ChristmasBy ALG Staff

Christmas is the season of hope.

Not everyone wants to equate this hope with the birth of the Christ child, Emmanuel – God is with us, but the hope that lies within each of us gets unleashed for just a short time during this season.

It is not just a hope for a new Lexus, relationship or rehabilitation, but a hope for a brighter future.  A future filled with joy and expectation of better days.  It is a hope that the empty hole in our hearts will be healed.

A time of family and rejuvenation, Santa Claus, trees and laughter, Christmas is a time of year when people focus upon giving to others, anticipating the opening of the given gifts, more than their receipt.

For many it is a time of watching Christmas classics from the Christmas Carole to Scrooged to Elf, with a little Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life on the side.  A season that starts when Santa Claus appears in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and doesn’t end until the tree has been stored away for another eleven months.

For some, it is a time to think upon those loved one’s who are no longer with us.  A time of reflection, mourning and remembrance, Christmas can be bitter sweet.

And for all too many, times are tough and without the help of others through programs like Toys for Tots, Food programs and Angel Tree, there would be no presents or celebration at all.

For most, it is a time to go to church, celebrate Christ’s birth and spend some time experiencing the hope that is the coming of the light of the world.

No matter what your situation this year, Americans for Limited Government wishes you a very Merry Christmas filled with hope and joy with a reminder that government should never take the place of the real heart of human compassion.

May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, and may you find a way to bring Christmas hope to those who so desperately long for it.

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