Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Blessings

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 into 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 with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Luke 2:4-20

May you have the gift of Faith

The blessing of Hope

And the Peace of His Love

at Christmas and all through the year.



Maxine D said...

Love this scripture Bonnie - thank you for sharing it, and for you wishes for the season. I love that final sentence. I can just imagine how those shepherds were feeling, and can see them bouncing about with joy as they headed back to the hills!!
May you be blessed with much joy in 2016

JosieD said...

Bonnie, what a wonderful way to honor Christmas Day. As I have gotten to know you, I have seen that your faith shows strongly. I think the people you touch daily are blessed by this as God works through you.
Very big hug,

Maria A. said...

Merry Christmas Bonnie and Joy and Health in 2016!!!!!
Thank you for all your support and sweet comments on my blog, it's always fabulous when you stop by.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful and the true meaning of Christmas.
Hope you had a Blessed Christmas.

Sandy said...

Amen -

I am wishing you a wonderful 2016 Bonnie and a healthy one too!!
sandy xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing...

Merry Christmas to you!

Bobby said...

I'm a few days late but I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Bonnie.

Pat said...

Hope you had a really lovely Christmas Bonnie and wishing you a happy, healthy and creative new year. x