Christmas is a busy, hectic time of year. Unfortunately, the significance of the holiday can sometimes be lost in the stress, the pressure and the unrealistic expectations that are put upon us.
It is my prayer that we take time this year and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and our Savior. To miss this is to miss it all.
True joy will not come wrapped in Christmas paper but has already come to us wrapped in cloths and laying in a manger 2,000 years ago. I pray that we are not moving so quickly that we miss God’s gift of love, lasting joy, and eternal salvation
May God bless you and your families this Christmas!
There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid, but the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David’s town your Savior was born—Christ the Lord! And this is what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great army of heaven’s angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them back 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.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger.
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