Merry Christmas

We can debate the origins of this holiday. We can argue Jesus was not born on December 25th, nor are we commanded to commemorate His birth in Scripture.

Or, we can just choose to honor Him today, as we should every day, and spend the day being extra mindful of loving our families and remembering the miraculous events surrounding His birth.

The Word became flesh.

Heralded to poor shepherds by an angelic host. How amazing that sight must’ve been!

Light broke through the darkness for the salvation of even me.

My dear friend posted the following on Facebook. It moves me so much I had to share it here.

Merry Christmas. Be a blessing in His name. ❤

“PCC- “The Forgotten Gift” Christmas Play”

This is our church and that is me. This is the first play in which the kids are the stars. In the past, they played very small supporting roles. Since many of them are shy and inexperienced, I kept the program short. Next year, Lord willing, we will make it longer. Their age range is 5 to 14. I am very proud of how hard they worked.

Tis Thine the Slumbering Saint to Waken

This was quoted in D.L. Moody’s book Secret Power: The Secret of Success in Christian Life and Work. It is a beautiful book about Holy Spirit.

I do not know the title, so I gave it one above.

O Spirit of God, whose voice I hear, Sweeter than sweetest music, appealing In tones of tenderness and love; Whose comforts delight my soul, and Fills the temple of my heart with joy beyond compare. I need Thee day by day, and each day’s moment, Lord. I sigh for greater likeness To Him who loved me unto death, and loves me still. ’Tis Thine to lead me to Him; ’tis Thine to ope the eye, To manifest His royal glories to my longing heart; ’Tis Thine the slumbering saint to waken And discipline this blood-touched ear To hearken to my heavenly Lover’s voice, And quickly speed His summons to obey. O Spirit of the Mighty God, uplift my faith Till heaven’s precious light shall flood my soul, And the shining of my face declare That I have seen the face of God. — (Author Unknown)