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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas 2010

 ~ the reason for the season ~
 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 Saviour, 
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.
 

Blessings ~ Jesus Christ, the only reason for any season ~


Happy Christmas,
Sandra

7 comments:

  1. You both are in our hearts and prayers this Christmas.

    Georgia is getting sleet this morning. I am curious what the afternoon holds for us here in the south.

    We are safely in for the day with the pets.

    Christmas blessings to you.

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  2. Have a very blessed Christmas

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  3. Merry Christmas to you Sandra!

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  4. Merry Christmas to the city folks! I'm sure the animals and the farm sense your absence too. Prayers continue to be with you and Dave.
    Blessings, Colleen

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  5. Popping by to wish you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  6. Merry Christmas, Sandra & Dave!
    Blessings and much love...
    xo, misha

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