What an incredible time of year; the celebration of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our King, born into humble circumstances, who would walk this earth as a man, human in every sense, to bring light to a dark world.Kings brought their finest gifts, sheep and cows stood near their shepherds, a heavenly host sang Hallelujah, the brightest star shone in the sky, and the baby Jesus was held by his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. What a day it must’ve been for his heavenly Father, knowing all his son would accomplish, and give up.
Another holiday has passed, but the message of His birth, and the sanctity of his love, never leaves the heart.
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
~Ada V. HendricksLove came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
~Christina RossettiChristmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. ~Lucinda Franks
Oh! lovely voices of the sky
Which hymned the Saviour’s birth,
Are ye not singing still on high,
Ye that sang, “Peace on earth”?