The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 23

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

We have carried our sins with us for so long. Why would anyone think that we could live any other way? We have grown complacent and numb to the pain that is caused by those sins.

And when the Torah is read, we say that we love Your Law, Yahweh, and yet we leave the synagogue to berate our neighbors and steal from our customers. 

O Father in Heaven how long can we go on, living this way? 
When will You send Messiah? . . . 

To read more of this post,
and the thoughts of a people in waiting
so long ago,
please join me over at 
with my friend Ifeoma Samuel.
Christmas is only two days away!
Are you prepared 
to welcome the Savior?
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And this is the last day to join in
with the great #Holyhaiku challenge
hosted by my friend Susan Shipe

@hopehearthome 

where the prompt is
“Jesus as a child.”

  
I Pray that you will
have the most
Blessed Christmas
of all~~to find
the Babe of the manger
to be
your Lord and Savior!
And may you have
A New Year
filled with
HIS GIFTS OF GRACE.
I will be taking a small break,
and return back here in early January, 
sharing with you
the #Oneword for 2018
that I believe the Lord has
been whispering to me. 
I am so thankful for the gift
of getting to know each one of you! 
I am linking with:
 

4 thoughts on “The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 23

  1. Hi,Bettie G!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I am so thankful for your prayers and want you to know that you have mine as well as your husband in his upcoming knee surgery. May God bless you richly in the coming New Year!
    Hugs from Arizona,
    Mary

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  2. Hi Mary!
    Thank you so much for your prayers for me and for my husband! What a sweet Lord we have, who brings such connections and ways to bring prayers for each other! God Bless you this New Year also! Hugs and Love to you!

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  3. Hi Bettie,
    I've been a little out of the blogging loop lately due to some busyness and chaos (good chaos!) in my life lately but I think of you so often and offer prayers for your health and hoping 2018 brings you renewed hope and abundant blessings as you walk through these fresh new days of January! Sending love and hoping you are well, friend! xoxo

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  4. Dear Valerie,
    Yes, I have missed you so much during these last few weeks also, and have prayed for you as well. How good to hear that it was good chaos in your life that was happening! 🙂 I am just so grateful for all of your prayers and sweet thoughts this past year, my friend! I pray that the Lord will bring great blessings to you as well over this New Year of 2018. xoxo

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