Updated 12/4/2020. Although our Christmas celebrations may be different this year due to the pandemic, we can still focus on the reason we celebrate, and be thankful for the many blessings God showers on us every day.
On Christmas Eve
On this Christmas Eve I want to say Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Most of us will be busy with family and traditions on this night and tomorrow, so I encourage you to make time to think about that night and what it means to us today. Light your Christ candle, and your other advent candles and remember. Mary would have had flickering candles or lamp light to give birth by. The brightest light out there was when the angels appeared to the shepherds. No street lights or electric lights; just the stars and lamps. It is such an ordinary and extraordinary story all at once.
God was born into the world He created as a helpless infant. Emmanuel! God with us! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords born in a back water town, and laid in a manger to keep him safe from the animals. It’s comforting to me to know that Jesus lived and grew up in the same circumstances as most of us. Just everyday people living everyday lives.
I’ve put together a playlist of songs for your listening pleasure:
First, “What Child is This?” by Sovereign Grace.
Next, “Joseph’s Lullaby” by Mercy Me.
Then, “Mary Did You Know?” sung by Clay Aiken.
Finally, “Oh What A Glorious Night” by Sidewalk Prophets.
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
I pray that our actions, thoughts, and praise rise like precious gifts to you, Jesus, today and all year, and I pray that you, my readers, have a wonderful Christmas!! Kathy
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Till next time, Kathy