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In those days, John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying,

“Repent, because the kingdom of heaven is near!” Yes, this is he of whom this was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  A voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.”   (Matthew 3:1-3)

You’ve no-doubt heard about the so-called “War on Christmas” but have you ever thought about the “War on Thanksgiving”?  On the one hand, the secularization of Christmas is pretty obvious.  Santas and snowmen replace Nativity scenes.  We sing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” instead of “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.”  The changes are so obvious that it barely takes any digging to discover them. 

“I will exalt you, my God, the King, and I will bless your name forever and ever.  2 Every day I will bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever.  3 Great is the Lord and worthy of great praise, and there are no limits to the extent of his greatness.  4 One generation will praise your deeds to another, and they will declare your mighty acts.”  Psalm 145:1-4

When I was in Sunday School, I remember we sang the following song:

O be careful little eyes what you see

O be careful little eyes what you see

For the Father up above

Is looking down in love

So, be careful little eyes what you see

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