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Monday, December 24, 2007

The Real Reason I Celebrate Christmas



Here we are at the last day before Christmas and I haven't finished shopping. I'm going this morning, I only have a few gifts to buy, and some odds and ends for Christmas dinner.

The 2nd "Triplet" arrived from Vegas yesterday. The last "Triplet" will arrive from Florida (she's visiting her fiance) and the guest list will be complete. My brother up in Idaho, the pastor, is unable to come down but he and his family plan on coming down next month.

So, while no creature but me is stirring all through the house, I wanted to tell you the reason my family and Christians around the globe celebrate Christmas.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

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.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them in heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.


Luke 2:1-16.

I'm doing my running around all day and the house is filled with loved ones, and I don't know when I'll be back, so let me say now, in case I miss your blog this morning: Merry Christmas!!!

Debo Blue

11 Comments:

Blogger Dianne said...

I found your blog through your comment on "Down River Drivel" and I'm enjoying it. That's what I love about blog comments - it's like meeting new people at an open house.

Hope your morning shopping trip was stress-free LOL!

And Merry Christmas.

December 24, 2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger CaRo said...

Merry Christmas my friend!!
I hope all your wish come true.

bye bye

CaRo

December 24, 2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I don't like when you cause tears.

Your quote took me back to me as a little kid. As I read it, I recited.

Thanks.

December 24, 2007 1:51 PM  
Blogger sarala said...

Merry Christmas to you Debo. I hope you and your family have much joy this year and always.

December 24, 2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger Maria & Stefano said...

Have a very Merry Christmas my friend...lots of love...and cookies to you;)

M.

December 24, 2007 9:03 PM  
Blogger Meloncutter said...

Merry Christmas Miss Debo. May all of your Christmas wishes come true. You are true in your faith and in your heart. That is special. You are my friend.

Merry Christmas.

Later Y'all.

December 25, 2007 3:53 AM  
Blogger dr sardonicus said...

The Christmas story from Luke is beautiful, and I never tire of reading it. Thank you.

Merry Christmas, Debo.

December 25, 2007 7:15 AM  
Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

merry christmas to you and your lovely family honey!

smiles, bee

December 25, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Hope your and all your family have been enjoying all the blessings of the holiday. The reading from Luke was the chosen Gospel reading at our service at church last night too and it is such a wondrous reading, isn't it?

December 25, 2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger H said...

Dear Debo, I hope you've had a lovely warm love-filled christmas.

I hope this new year brings you much joy and peace.

love, H

December 26, 2007 1:47 AM  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas....and I hope you continue to have a wonderful time with family.....all the best...

December 27, 2007 10:11 AM  

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