Keep the True Light, JESUS, burning this Christmas. Pass it on!

The Christmas season has arrived!

Radio stations are playing joyful Christmas carols. Families are addressing beautiful Christmas cards. Preparations for Christmas cookies are being made as grandma’s recipes are pulled from kitchen drawers. And Christmas trees stand tall in the house, soon to be decorated in anticipation of Christmas presents that will surround them.

These events are not the reason for Christmas, but they have transitioned through the years into festive activities Christians enjoy as we celebrate the season. A season when school children and employees alike are excused from their expected duties to acknowledge one extraordinary day – Christmas!

Sadly, there are folks out there trying to snuff our seasonal festivities. Festivities Christians enjoy as part of the Christmas celebration.

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The Story Of Christmas

The prophet Isaiah foretold of the birth of a child; a child like none ever to be born. Isaiah was speaking of the birth of our Savior, our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – baby Jesus.

 Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

His prophesy came true as told in Luke 2:1-20, where we find the true story of Christ’s birth, the reason we celebrate Christmas:

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AMERICA – Jesus Is God’s Gift

Jesus Christ did not come into the world to condemn. Jesus came as a gift, a precious gift desiring to be given to all who will receive Him.

Revelation 3:20  Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Picture a friend standing just outside your door holding a beautifully wrapped large box! Wouldn’t you be eager to invite him in and receive his gift?

Now picture Jesus, desiring to be your best friend, offering you a more beautiful gift, one that will last a lifetime!

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Jesus the Christ is Born!

The word “Christ” comes from christos, a Greek word meaning “anointed.”  It is equal to the word mashiach, or Messiah, in Hebrew. Jesus the Christ means Jesus is “the anointed one of God.” To be the anointed One of God, one would have distinct qualities unto oneself. It is only Jesus who possesses the many distinct qualities identifying our Savior, beginning with His virgin birth.

Jesus’ virgin birth took place two thousand years ago, as foretold over seven hundred years prior  by the the prophet Isaiah. How very distinct–having a virgin as His mother and prophets foretelling His conception!

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

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God’s Gift to Mankind–JESUS!

Jesus Christ did not come into the world to condemn. Jesus came to be a friend to all that are willing to receive Him.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Like a friend tapping  on your door waiting for you to answer; Jesus taps at your heart, waiting for you to receive His gift. Picture your friend standing there holding a large box just for you! Now picture Jesus, who desires to be your best friend, offering you a free gift that will last a lifetime.

Jesus offers you salvation.

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Believe In Christmas!

Believe in Christmas

What a blessing to be spending the holidays with my husband, mother, daughter and son-in-law!

Holiday’s past included a wider field of family, but over the years that has changed. Beloved members have passed, some moved out of state, and sadly, we have lost touch with others for various reasons. 

However, though our party group has gotten smaller, I have found I have expanded my understanding of the meaning of Christmas. Continue reading

The Perfect Gift!

The perfect gift!

The Little Drummer Boy” (originally “Carol of the Drum“) is a beloved Christmas song, written in 1941 by American composer, Katherine Kennicott Davis.  It was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers.

The simple lyrics explain the situation of a boy invited to see the new born King.  His dilemma: What gift can I, a poor young boy, offer to a king?

Turns out that young boy offered the only thing he had, the perfect gift for all Christ followers to emulate – Himself.  Let us picture the scene as it unfolds before the Christ: Continue reading

IT’S A BOY!

It's a boy!

Glory To God In The Highest!

A virgin birth took place two thousand years ago, as foretold over seven hundred years prior,  by the the prophet, Isaiah. How wonderful was that miracle conception! Isaiah stated:

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

The virgin mother was a young woman named Mary. Mary, daughter of Eli (Heli), has her bloodline from the linage of king David through his son Nathan. Mary was known to have favor from God, and believed no word from God ever fails! Continue reading

Shepherds Proclaim Savior Of The World Is Born!

Shepherds proclaim savior of the world is born.

Post #1 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke

BREAKING — Last night Bethlehem shepherds (the exact number in their group has not been confirmed) tending over their flocks while living out in nearby fields, were terrified by what appeared at first to be an unexplained brilliant light source. Upon closer inspection, the shepherds acknowledged the magnificent light source to be that of an angel of the Lord which appeared to them. Continue reading