Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

So many news items have come up since my last post, and I feel like writing about all of them. However, in my heart I know that for the next few days all of these political things that the world continually throws at us is minor. Now it is time to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Granted, Jesus Christ was not technically born in December, and the three wise men actually didn't show up at his birth, but rather a year or so later. But splitting hairs is not what this is about. Christmas is a celebration of God made into flesh. An opportunity to honor the birth of the man that was born to die so that we may live.

There are many ideas regarding what following Christ represents, and I am here to tell you that I follow what is biblical. No modern day prophets, no spaceships in a comet, and nothing that claims Jesus was simply a good man.

Scripture states that Jesus Christ was born as a child. God made into flesh. The savior of mankind. The Messiah.

He has blessed me in many ways, and one such testimony to what He has done for me in my life is posted on one of my Christian Blogs. The link to the post on that blog is at the end of this post. Please visit it, and read it.

Some of you who know me well know that He literally saved my life, my marriage, and my soul. Perhaps sometime I will post the story about how I nearly died, and through God's grace, I survived.

Until then, let us celebrate Christ's birth.

Merry Christmas.

Matthew 11:28-30 (King James Version)
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Luke 2:10-11 (King James Version)
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:14 (King James Version)
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Isaiah 7:14 (King James Version)
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 1:23 (King James Version)
23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Isaiah 9:6 (King James Version)
6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

John 3:16 (King James Version)
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Gary said...

Indeed Brother.

I heard this this morning at church:

We are the 'reason for the season'. You see, if God didn't love us So much that he sent His Son to save us from our condition, this season would not exist. It is because of that we get to celibrate His love and birth.

Oh, what a day indeed!

Anonymous said...


Gawfer, isn't it a miracle that we often find that in our Churches just the right thing is discussed at that particular time when we need to hear those words the most.

Amen to that brother

Anonymous said...

May you have a Blessed Chrsitmas.

Anonymous said...

Lovely nativity scene!

Merry Christmas and all good things to you and yours in the New Year.

Tom (a.k.a. Dumb)

Anonymous said...

It's definetly NOT about splitting hairs.

I'm an atheist and I cherish my nativity scene. Not just for the hand carving. It's just a beautiful scene.