Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas to You!

Only four more days! That’s right, Christmas is upon us! Take a few minutes to think back on that first Christmas long ago…

“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. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 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. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them,” (Luke 2:1-20; KJV).

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a special time to reflect on the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! God bless!

*I’ll be spending time with family over the holidays, and invite you to join me back here on January 3 for the first post of 2012 – and who knows? There just may be a surprise waiting for you! 


  1. Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you for sharing God's word so faithfully all year!

  2. Terri - Wonderful to see you! So glad to hear you're adjusting to your new adventure in TX - and maybe even enjoying it just a bit! :) Have a beautiful Christmas and God richly bless you and your family!

  3. Dear Maria, From my home to yours, Christmas Blessings. It has been wonderful getting to know you and I look forward to more time spent here in 2012. May your Christmas be filled with the wonder and joy of the first Christmas.
    Love, Noreen

  4. Meery Christmas to you and your family Maria, hope you will all enjoy this special time!

  5. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Maria!

  6. Maria:

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

    Blessings to you and yours!

  7. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  8. Good Morning, Maria!!
    I wish you Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year with all your beloved ones.
    Happy Holidays, sweetheart!!
    May you have peace, joy, love and showers of blessings on your way, Maria dear!!
    Thank you for being a wonderful Online friend!!
    God may bless you all!!
    All the best,
    Poet Starry Dawn.