Saturday, December 22, 2007

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


Edge of Design said...

The Father's heart. Priceless. Loving. Giving. Unselfish. Mindful of us. Purposeful. Gracious. Forgiving. Merry Christmas Denise!

Denise said...

The Fathers heart..........Sent His Son........... Merry Christmas Edge.......

Mary said...


This is a wonderful post. The Christmas story. And this shall be a sign...

I told Brandon and Jordan the Christmas story and they wanted to know what swaddling clothes were. I explained.

Take care and have a very Merry Christmas. Love and blessings to you and yours...


Sharon said...

The shepherds really hit me this year for some reason.
Such lowly people given a true glimpse of glory.
There is hope for us yet!
I would have loved to have been one of them.

SharonB said...

I never grow weary of hearing the Christmas story. God's love coming down in the form of a precious baby. A sacrifice I can not even imagine. A love I can not comprehend.

As was said before...
The Father's heart-sending His Son-So that we might know the Father and live eternally with Him.

Merry Christmas Denise I am so grateful that I have the privilege of getting to know you. You are a blessing!

PEA said...

May the joy that comes with Christmas Day remain with you throughout the year!! Merry Christmas dear friend. xoxo

Sharon said...

Stopping in to see how you are doing.
Hope ya'll had a great Christmas.

Mary said...


We will have fun and you will hear about it for weeks. LOL Thanks for being such a blessing to me.