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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Merry Christmas
The reason for the season is the birth of our Lord Jesus the Christ, who was sent to Earth to teach us a better way to live and have a better quality of life. Unfortunately, his teachings fell mostly on deaf ears while others were jealous of him and sought to kill him even as a baby.

This is the story of Christmas, a christian holiday celebration that does not involve pine trees, or presents sharing, or frantic shopping, or men in fat red suits, or even putting thousands of lights on your house.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest rooms available anywhere for them at any inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to men of good will."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Comments
Anita Holmes : We should all be ashamed of ourselves. We have forgotten that "In God We Trust"

Nancy Stervnovich : All those poor babies got slaughtered at about 3 days old. Times were rough then too.

Shaniqua Taylor : Merry Christmas to all... and to all a good night.

Betty Anderson : You are right. We have become too commercialized about Christmas. Our population seems to be getting further and further away from God and true moral values. That is why our society is now soooo dangerous.

Gloria Wahatchi : All this lack of God in our society is the reason for all the violence in our lives.

Willie Nelson : Merry Christmas to you too, buddy. See you soon.

Don Trump : There's always work to do around the ranch...

Phyliss : Too bad they don''t let me raise chickens in the city. Sure would love to have my own farm fresh eggs right here.

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