Dec 1, 2010

Publishers Note:

During this time of the year, each person has his own perception of how to cope up with the stresses or joys the holiday season might bring. To some, it’s the predicament of what to give as Christmas presents to their loved ones; to some it’s just going through the motions of celebrating the season; but for some, it’s the time to rejoice because it commemorates the coming of the Saviour Jesus Christ.

But what is the real substance of Christmas? The first Christmas was recorded by Apostle Luke in his gospel. And in the Old Testament of the Holy Scriptures, it was foretold by the prophet Isaiah.

This is how God showed His love to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ to be incarnated among us. Jesus is the perfect role model for everyone. He is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we exhibit and experience His attributes, that for me is the real meaning of Christmas.

The material gifts we receive this holiday season are temporal compared to the eternal gift of salvation Jesus has announced to everyone. He is the reason for the season!

On behalf of the staff of Fil-Am OBSERVER, I’m extending my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all our readers, contributors and most especially to our advertisers for making this newspaper Hawaii’s favorite.

We are committed to continue serving the Filipino American community and the larger community as well.

A blessed Christmas to all of us! May the peace of Jesus Christ reign in all our hearts.

Aloha and Mabuhay!  

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