A Christmas Message

Sometime, awhile back, I walked to Emmaus.

Sometime, awhile ago, I walked the Romans Road.

Sometime, in my heart, I shall want to also walk the road to Bethlehem.

Then, come, come let us walk together to seek the Christ child.

Let us go forth to little Bethlehem of Judea where Joseph and Mary trod, carrying the baby to be born: Jesus the Christ.

Let us find where He was born, the Son of God who would save us.

Let us see the One who was born the King of the Jews.

The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

He is not there, now!  For we know the rest of the story and His glory!

But, try to wrap your arms around this special time of the year.

This special time as we prepare our hearts and souls and minds to truly remember and to joyfully and expectantly celebrate His arrival.

Jesus, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit…

Born of the Virgin Mary…

There, in a stable dark, the Light of the world is come, wrapped in a manger because there was no room anywhere for the Son of God…

In Bethlehem.

That silent night, that holy night, when all was calm, all was bright.

Round yon Virgin, mother and Child; Holy infant, so tender and mild…

Who slept in heavenly peace.

And then it was Christmas as the angels rejoiced, and the shepherds, watching their flocks by night, came up to worship Him.

And this is the message of Christmas, a message to hold in your hearts; the message you proclaim to your family and friends and to the whole world:

“For 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

Counselor

The Mighty God

The Everlasting Father

The Prince of Peace”

I believe, O, Lord…

You are the One…

The home I longed to find, my only hope, God’s only Son…

I do believe…

I touch, I see…

That all along you’ve longed to be, my Lord and my God.

Yes, there in Bethlehem, so long age, so far away, “In the fullness of time,” a Savior was born, who is Christ the Lord.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

May God bless you always.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

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