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If you were following the link for the freebie it’s on the post below this one. We’re reading the Christmas Story together to keep our focus for Christmas you’re welcome to join along or skip down a post for the giftie.
THE CHRISTMAS STORY: Luke 2:13-20
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
15 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.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
COMMENTS: Can you just imagine this scene? Stop for a moment and just imagine the sky filled with the glowing light of the heavenly angels singing in what must have been an unearthly and beautiful sound. These angels weren’t little babies with harps or feminine wispy things like we tend to draw and portray them, they were mighty, powerful, huge and awesome creatures who’s sole existence was to glorify God.
What must the shepherds have thought? They were so excited and filled with joy they had to run and tell people! They went and saw the child with their own eyes and then told everyone they met that Christ the Savior was born. This is the whole purpose of Christmas. Are you excited that Christ was born? Do you know that he was born for you and me? Does that bring as much joy to your heart as to those simple shepherds 2,000 years ago?! Then SING!!!! Rejoice! Glorify God! These are the best presents we can give Him during this Christmas season. Fill your home with hymns and SING!!!! Even if you squawk a rather unmelodious song, God loves to hear our praises and delights in us even as we delight in hearing little children sing (he doesn’t need professional quality, just heart)
PRAYER: Lord, Oh how I wish I could be transported to that night in the hills of Bethlehem. What magnificent sights and sounds were brought forth to announce the birth of MY SAVIOUR. I so rejoice that you loved me enough to send Jesus to live a sinless life and be the sacrifice necessary for MY SINS. Wow! When I stop to think of it it overwhelms me. Help me to sing with joy this season and to contemplate the reason for the season with every activity I do.
And Lord, tell Deb that we’re singing with her as she sits by your side and sings her wonderfully healed lungs out! AMEN
The reason for the season….Amen.
Thank You AJ.
That’s what I’m talking about–I want one of those mighty, powerful, huge and awesome angels with me!! Thanks, AJ