Friday, December 25, 2009

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill to men."


"In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census
should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to his 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 cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels
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 of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ 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,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

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."

Luke 2:1-20

What is really humbling is the fact that Jesus Christ was born in a stable, the lowliest place someone could have been born in.

Lots of Love,


Simply Smith said...

What a joyful season!!! I am so excited that you got a sewing machine!!! I got my first one in high school, too, and LOVED it! I made purses for all of my friends! :D

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

What wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas.

Caroline said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog!! I am very excited about my sewing machine!! It used to be my grandmas, (the kind that is built into a desk.) so hopefully I will get a lot of use out of it!! I cant wait to make aprons, I think my first sewing project will go to my grandma.

Ok this is really random, but I just got back from Bath and Body works, and they are having a really good sale! If you have any time I would suggest you check it out!!