A blessed Christmas to you and yours

Posted: December 25, 2020 in Personal
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From Luke 2:

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

© janet m.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Merry Christmas and a 2021 filled with blessings!

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Got the carols playing. Merry Christmas, Janet 🙂 🙂

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Merry Christmas Janet.

  4. Beautifully done. Merry Christmas, Janet – and all the best to you and yours.

  5. Tina Schell says:

    The true meaning of Christmas Janet – well done. Blessings to you this Christmas and all the best in 2021

  6. Resa says:

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for this!

  7. susurrus says:

    Happy Christmas! Your picture reminded me of the old nativity scene we used to have in the centre of town (called The Circus). You could press a button and light up one or other areas. I’d love to see it back again.

  8. Merry Christmas Janet. Thanks for sharing this. I loved reading it today!

  9. Merry Belated Christmas! I hope you’re still celebrating to the fullest.

  10. Su Leslie says:

    Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas Janet

  11. Thankyou, i hope yours was a lovely one x

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