Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2008

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I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and happy holiday season.

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And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, 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, goodwill toward men!”
Luke 2:9-14

…And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation
Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”

And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:25-35

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18 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. akaGaGa Says:

    Hmmm … this passage has a familiar ring. 🙂

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Indeed. 😉

    Merry Christmas, dear friend.

  3. Hercules Mulligan Says:

    Merry Christmas! Like your picture. 🙂 And that last verse is one of my favorites. 🙂

  4. Lynne Says:

    Merry Christmas!

  5. john b Says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. A Grateful Heart Says:

    Have a blessed Christmas and a Joyful 2009!:)

  7. Comedy Plus Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours too Rebecca. 🙂

  8. Kim Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Rebecca. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  9. amy lilley Says:

    A true and blessed Christmas to you and yours and good health w/ the New Year!

    blessings,
    Amy

  10. matt Says:

    Have a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!! Best wishes.

  11. betchai Says:

    happy Christmas and a blessed New Year.

  12. Lidian Says:

    All the best for a happy holiday and in the new year!

  13. Carole Says:

    A very blessed Christmas to you and your family as well Rebecca, and may you have peace, good health and prosperity in the new year.

  14. ish Says:

    Happy Healthy Holidays!!!
    for you and your family!

  15. Authentic Greek Recipes Says:

    Wishing you all the best for Christmas and hoping you have a very happy holiday season!

  16. Pam Says:

    May the holiday season bring you peace and joy.

  17. Julia Says:

    Rebecca…Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing for you health and happiness in the New year….keep up your great writing. Always a pleasure to read your blog!

    Peace,
    Julia

  18. Fida Abbott Says:

    Rebecca,
    Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Best Wishes,
    Fida in PA