The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

I just couldn't think of anything better to share two days before the day in which we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, than what the Word of God says!

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Photo by Ryk Neethling

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.  

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  

For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.  And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."
Luke 2:1-20

I pray that each and every one of you
has a very Merry Christmas
as you celebrate
the birth of our Saviour.

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"Father, there are not enough words to express to You how thankful I truly am that You sent Your Son, The Lord Jesus, to be born in Bethlehem.  To think that He left the splendors and glories of Heaven to come to this earth and be born in a lowly manger.  And that one day He would eventually die on the cross at Calvary, and be buried, but three days later He would ARISE from the dead, so that we all could be forgiven of our sins, if, by faith, we accept Him as our Saviour.  Father, thank You, that this is not just a great sounding story, but that it is TRUTH.  Thank You that Jesus did not remain a baby in that manger, but He became a man and not just any man.  He was God in the flesh, The Saviour of the whole world!  Father, it just doesn’t seem enough to merely say, thank You for Jesus, for without Him, there would be NO hope, NO peace, NO joy, NO salvation, NO forgiveness of sins, NO future awaiting us in Heaven, NO reason to celebrate Christmas.
In Jesus’ Holy and Precious Name, Amen and AMEN.”

Enjoy this precious little sweetheart
singing for you!!
I know I do,
every time I hear her sing!


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May God Bless You,

Barb

2 Comments

  • Shelly Hendricks (@Renewed_Daily)

    December 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm Reply

    LOVE this post, especially the angel singing. <3 Heart Hugs

  • Barb

    December 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm Reply

    Thanks, Shelly!
    That angel shows up at our house every now and again and even calls me on the phone at times!
    She's a sweetheart for sure!
    God Bless
    Love you

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