nativity scene

Ah!  It’s finally here!

For some of you its excitement and joy for the arrival of this day.  For others its another kind of excitement and joy for the arrival of this crazy longed for day (which sounds more like a sigh of relief)!


Instead of a Vlog post today for my 5 Minute Friday series, I simply wanted to share a few words to ignite your heart.  Words not from my own mouth but from the mouthpiece of One who seeks to mend all hearts to graceful completion.  Words that have surpassed the tests of time, been translated into more languages than any other words, and been shared even more than those famed funny quotes from A Christmas Story (“fra-gi-le, hmm must be italian!”)


Enjoy embracing a little bit of what Christmas is truly all about.


And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.   [Mary] gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified,  but the angel reassured them.

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!  And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
    and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”  (LUKE 2:6-14)

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (JOHN 3:16)

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.  (JOHN 16:33)




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