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Dec28

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  What did you get? What did you give? Did you think of something to give Jesus?

If not, an anonymous poet writing about a holy Christmas offers many suggestions of things we can bring to the manager. It’s not too late. I give you this poem as a belated Christmas present, a gift that has the potential of making 2010 the best year ever.

 

Dec21

I suppose gift giving became a part of our celebration because of the gifts of the Magi-or perhaps because of God’s gift to the world, his savior Son.

Giving to those we love at Christmas is not a bad thing at all, but one way we can adore our Lord is to bring material “gifts” to him. After all, it is a celebration of his birthday.

Just on thing we could do, for example, is provide Christmas for someone who wouldn’t have it otherwise, or be part of that endeavor, depending on what resources are available to us. In as much as you have done it to the least of these, Jesus said, you have done it unto me.

But there are other things to bring, that are not material and are just as significant.

 

Dec16

One way we can express our adoration for the gift God sent is to praise Him with joyful hearts. Even though I love words, I often feel unable to praise god adequately. I often let the psalmist help me bring him praise. He praised God so well that we have leaned on him for expression for thousands of years.

Dec14

Heaven sent a host of angels to sing the night Mary settled into the cleanest hay Joseph could find in the stable and gave birth to this promised Son and savior.

On a nearby hillside, an angel appeared to lowly shepherds, “keeping watch over the flocks.” “Do not be afraid,” the angel said. “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.”

 

Dec07

Heaven sent a host of angels to sing the night Mary settled into the cleanest hay Joseph could find in the stable and gave birth to this promised Son and savior.

On a nearby hillside, an angel appeared to lowly shepherds, “keeping watch over the flocks.” “Do not be afraid,” the angel said. “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.”