Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Christmas Story

From The Gospel of Luke
Luke 2:1-20

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:  

14 "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.  19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and see, as it was told them.

A Merry and Blessed Christmas from me to all of you.
Happpyone : )
 Christ has come,
and He will come again!!!


Marti said...

Merry Christmas. I am so thankful for the Good news that came to all people.

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas to you and Ken.
Our friendship through blogging is a wonderful blessing to me.
Thank you for thinking of Norma. I will relay your message to her.

Kerri Farley said...

Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Debbie Jones said...

This is the best story of all!! Our Savior is born and His atonement takes our sins and saves us! This is the best gift -- eternal life and salvation! Your blogging friendship has really blessed my life this last year. Thank you. I really feel that it was God's will and blessing that I found your blog. I frequently talk about all the great ideas I get from my blogging friend from Maryland...and guess what!! There was a Striiv under the Christmas tree for me this morning! God bless you this Christmas and in 2013!

Sunflower Days said...

The best story ever! Merry Christmas!!! Love ya, Pam

dot said...

Merry Christmas!
I so admire you for keeping this blog going. It's never boring to me and I always enjoy reading about what you are doing.

Vee said...

And He is with us...

Love seeing the twins to my set each year. When did you purchase your Nativity? I think I purchased mine sometime in the early 80s.

Another chance to say "Merry Christmas!"