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Posted: December 25, 2022 in Personal
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Luke 2: 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.

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

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

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.

15 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.

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

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

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

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

Merry Christmas! Thanks for being part of my blogging life and may your 2023 be filled with blessings.

Due to travel and family finally being here for Christmas, I’ve been AWOL. I look forward to getting back into regular blogging next week when life calms down. 🥰🎄🥂❤️

John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  1. Andrew Blair says:

    Wondering where you were.

  2. Beautiful post, and just enjoy the moment.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Janet. Enjoy the day. Thanks for this post.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! 🎄

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful Janet – how nice to see something about the real meaning of Christmas. All the best to you and yours.

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Merry Christmas, Janet. Wonderful reminder.

  9. pattimoed says:

    Merry Christmas, Janet. A beautiful reminder of the meaning of Christmas. All the best to you and your loved ones in 2023. ❤️

  10. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Janet. Hugs.

  11. Wind Kisses says:

    Merry Christmas again. So grateful for our friendship in 2022. Now if we can just both be home at the same time to visit.

  12. Lovely and beautiful post, Janet! May you have a blessed and beautiful 2023!! 🙏🤗

  13. Marsha says:

    Wonderful post. Glad you are enjoying time with friends. 🙂 See you in Jan. hopefully.

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