Happy Birthday Jesus

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! As we get ready to celebrate this season starting with all our traditions–from baking to wrapping presents, take a moment to reflect on why we even celebrate Christmas! 

  
“At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now pregnant. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.”       (‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:1-20‬ ‭NLT‬)

Merry Christmas! 💕

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Aunty Indra
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 08:25:03

    Merry Christmas and all the best in 2016
    From the Wilson family.

    Liked by 1 person

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