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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A child is born.....

You may have never realized that every time you check your calendar or refer to a date or write one down, you are using Jesus Christ as your reference point.


Because of Jesus, history is divided into BC (before Christ) and AD ( anno Domini, in the year of the Lord).  Every other event in history and every event on your calendar today is dated by how many days and years it has been since Jesus Christ appeared on earth.

Even your birthday is dated by His birthday.

Rick Warren
The Purpose of Christmas


Did you know that the chopping down of the Christmas tree represents the death of Christ and putting it back up again represents the resurrection of Christ?

Did you know that the wreaths we hang are never ending circles, that represents eternity?

Did you know candy canes are made to look like shepherd hooks, the red represents Jesus' blood and the white represents purity?

Did you know Christmas gifts represent the three gifts the wise men brought for Jesus?

So when you are running around trying to get the 'perfect gift,' stop yourself, take a deep breath and remember we have been given the perfect gift, Jesus Christ, who came to save the world.



From Barberville Baptist Church:

As Mary rocks her baby boy she’s filled with sadness, filled with joy.
She looks upon that tiny face and sees the hope of every race.

       Her heart is filled with a mother's glow; and she never wants to let Him go. She'll see Him run and laugh and play and longs to keep Him safe each day. His life won't be an easy one, His destiny hard, as God's own Son. Mary sees the miracles He'll perform, the lepers healed and free from scorn. The lame will walk, the blind will see. She sees His love will set us free. And then she sees Him on a cross. She feels His pain and feels our loss. She knows His life must come to this. She sheds a tear and gives a kiss. His life won't be an easy one, His destiny hard, as God's own Son.

So as Christmas time draws near and we are all so "busy" here, with shopping, baking, trees of green Lets ask, what does this really mean? Let's take a moment from the fuss and think of all their gifts to us.

A mother's love, a baby boy, peace and comfort, love and joy.
He was born for everyone.


       Chuck Swindoll in "The Grace Awakening" wrote this:

If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent us an educator.

If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.

If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.

If our greatest need had been pleasure,
God would have sent us an entertainer.

But our greatest need was forgiveness,
So God sent us a Savior!

Until Next Time




4 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mary...I wish folks would wake up and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior...Merry Christmas, friend.

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  2. Oh I like that last bit, a lot.

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  3. Your post is full of hope and beauty! Awesomeness!!

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  4. Oh my! That was all SO good! Thank you for your faithfulness to write /share words that brighten our day and make us think! You are a blessing to us!!!!!!

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