I am popping in briefly to wish you all a very blessed Christmas! I pray that the joy of this season of celebration will warm your hearts and draw you closer to the God who chose to send these good tidings to a group of solitary shepherds on a hillside 2000 years ago!
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
He is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
"Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about."
and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
If this has been a season of stress, anxiety, frenzied activity and overcommitment for you, I pray that you will take some time to rest and reflect on the wonder of the Messiah and His presence in your every day life. There is great peace in knowing that 'He is Christ, my Lord.'