Saturday, November 27, 2010

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Getting ready for the holiday...Today, I got my tree up with the help of my husband Dave, and my stepson Dylan. We and spent the day decorating the tree and setting up the Christmas city and nativity scene. We wrapped the tree in ribbons of gold and red and hung deliciously flavored candy canes all over the tree for edible decorations, all while "Frosty The Snowman" played in the background. Icycles drip from the tall green well used tree and scatter to the floor, yea! This year we have some "Gremlins" hanging from our tree in Christmas attire:) My kids favorite ornaments every year are the ones my sister bought years ago, hand crafted with their names on them. We need to add two more to the list this year! Most of all we need to remember the reason for the season. God Bless You All, and have a wonderful Christmas!!!

The Birth Of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25)
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23”The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”-- which means, “God with us.”
24When Joseph awoke, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


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