25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 19

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” Matthew 2:10Christmas morning comes bright and early to homes where little children live. No one has to tell those little ones to get excited, or to be joyful. Their eyes sparkle as they dance and twirl before the glittering gifts waiting to be opened. Our Father sent us … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 19

Happy Birthday Jesus!

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16 NIVThe snow was falling and the Christmas lights were sparkling on our tree.  My father had recently passed away, and … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jesus!

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 17

“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.” Matthew 2:9A miracle led the way for those Wise Men. But the miracle appeared in the sky, as a star. It was the same … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 17

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 15

“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” Matthew 2:6 Our Father sent the Angels to announce the birth of HIS true Shepherd, to the humble shepherds in the field that night. It could not have … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 15

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 13

“and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2  The Wise Men: we all place the little statues of them carefully around the manger. But they were not there on the night He was born.  No, they came much … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 13

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 11

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:18  She was so young. The betrothal was well known in her village—it was the way of life, and … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 11

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 9

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17We see the Baby in the manger. We watch the story unfold as the Angels sing, andthe Shepherds rejoice. We look with wonder at the Wise Men traveling so great adistance to worship the King.Yet even when we are filled with … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 9

25 Days of Christmas~Day 7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 This child, this tiny baby in the manger, He was given to all of us. What do we see when we look at this … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas~Day 7

25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news,    who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah,    and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you;    they will be completely destroyed” Nahum 1:15Did you know that God designed times for celebration?   Sometimes we tend to think that people are the ones who dreamed up joy and laughter. We … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 The manger scenes that we create are so clean and cute. The animals all stare so lovingly at the family gathered there. The lambs seem to bow next to the … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas: Day 3