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I have spent the past four or five days trying to recover from the flu but just when I believe that I am feeling better, I find myself back down again. So, imagine my surprise when during one of my lowest moment this week, I received the following Christmas wish from patriot/fellow blogger and pal, JC of What You Thought I Went Away.

JC’s Christmas wishes to me and my family made my day so much so that I thought that I would share it with you this Christmas Day.

And God said,
“Let there be light”
and there was light.”
Genesis 1:3

“In the beginning was the Word.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
All things were made through Him,
and apart from Him nothing was made
that has come into being.
In Him was life,
and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overpowered it.”
John 1:1-5

Moses’ Christmas Card
“And I will put enmity between
you and the woman,
and between your offspring
and her Offspring;
He will
bruise and tread your head underfoot,
and you will lie in wait and
bruise His heel.”
Genesis 3:15

Into this lost and fallen world,
God in His great love and mercy
sent His Beloved Son,
through the seed of a human woman,
to be the Savior of mankind.
Messiah, through His victory
over the forces of satanic darkness
and death on the cross, fulfilled the
wonderful promise of God
spoken here.

Sweet Majesty

Sometimes in the night it comes to me
That God, enthroned in awesome majesty,
Revealed in tend’rest, sweet simplicity
His love for man.
Did He, compassionate, know from the start
That I could take a baby to my heart;
That from a manger bed He could impart
His perfect plan?
And did He know, with the shepherds in the night
My soul could take exultant, winged flight
And follow, joyously, a radiant light
To Bethlehem?
Here, as I kneel, with heart too full for speech,
I ponder how an angel choir could reach
Throughout all time, to all the world to teach
Peace! Peace to men!
-Marion Lien

“Mary Took Her Baby”
Cecily Mary Barker
(1930’s)

“Now there were shepherds in the same region,
living out in the fields and guarding their
flock at night.

Suddenly, an angel of Adonai stood before them,
and the glory of Adonai shone all around them;
and they were absolutely terrified.

But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid! For behold,
I proclaim Good News to you,
which shall be great joy
to all the people.

Angel Announces The Birth Of Jesus
To The Shepherds
Harold Copping
(1920’s)

A Savior is born to you today
in the city of David
Who is Messiah the Lord.
And the sign to you is this:
You will find an infant wrapped in strips
of cloth and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly a multitude of
heavenly armies appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth, shalom to men of good will.”
Luke 2:8-14

“He makes His angels winds,
and His servants a flame of fire.”
Hebrews 1:7

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.

Refrain

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Refrain

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.

Refrain

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.

Refrain

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains.

Refrain

Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down:

Refrain

All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising
To th’eternal Three in One.

Refrain

Lyrics By James Montgomery
(1816)
Music By Henry T. Smart
(1867)

“But regarding the Son He says,
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
and a scepter of uprightness is the
scepter of Your Kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and
hated lawlessness;
therefore God, Your God, has
anointed You with the
oil of gladness
above Your companions.”
Hebrews 1:8-9

Yeshua cried out, “Whoever puts
trust in Me believes not in Me
but in the One Who sent Me!
And whoever beholds Me
beholds the One Who
sent Me.

As light I have come into the world,
so that everyone who trusts in Me
should not remain in darkness.
John 12:44-46

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