Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Light of the World

 

Christmas…the day JOY entered the world!!

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My wonderful friends,  I read this and just had to share it with you.  It is an excerpt from the Streams in the Desert devotional book.  If you have volume 2, it is on December 21st. 

The birth of Jesus is the sunrise of the Bible.  Toward this point the aspirations of the prophets and the poems of the psalmists were directed as the heads of flowers are turned toward the dawn. 

From this point a new day began to flow very silently over the world—a day of faith and freedom, a day of hope and love.

When we remember the high meaning that has come into human life and the clear light that has flooded softly down from the manger-cradle in Bethlehem of Judea, we do not wonder that mankind has learned to reckon history from the birthday of Jesus, and to date all events by the years before or after the Nativity of Christ.”

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‘Twas not the angel’s message
  That gave the Christmas thought
Nor yet the gold and incense
  Which the wise men had brought.

’Twas not the star that led them
  Upon the unknown way;
It was the birth of Jesus
  That makes the Christmas day!
--Annie Johnson Flint

Praying that you all know the JOY of life in the Savior, and that your Christmas is filled with love, laughter, and all things wonderful!!

Much Love to you all!!
Becky

19 comments:

  1. Hi Becky-
    Lovely, and I need it after all the hustle and bustle of this week. I have to remind myself what it's all about-so easy to get caught up with trivial stuff...
    ~Debra

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  2. Thanks Becky! It is always so nice to hear and read about what this time of year is really about. It sends a bit of peacefulness into your soul.

    Have a Merry Christmas with your family dear! Thanks for being such a GREAT bloggy friend!

    Hugs!
    Karfee

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  3. Hi Miss Becky,
    Hope your day is going well. Lovely words from the devotional. thanks for sharing that.
    I have been preparing food, and finishing up my cards, working on Dee's now, still have to wash my hair and iron a few things to wear for
    the next couple of days. I have been watching tv as I am doing food prep, and have seen some Christmas stories and singing and Beth Moore
    and 700 club, yesterday I saw a wonderful contata and think it might have been from 1st
    Baptist of Orlando. It was sooooo good!
    Really enjoyed it. Back is feeling so much
    better. I am so grateful!
    Well, you have fun whatever you are doing,
    tis the season to be jolly, and we know the
    real reason, Love, peace and Joy to you and yours, Nellie

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  4. Becky ~ What a lovely write. May your holidays be beautiful & blessed.

    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  5. Merry Christmas!

    Loved this...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Much love,
    Liesa

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  7. Thanks for the great reminder of what we are celebrating, Becky! You always come through with words of wisdom and encouragement:)

    Merry Blessed Christmas from our house to yours! Have a wonderful time with your family. I know that you will spread so much love and cheer to them:)

    Hugs and more Hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.
    Blessed Christmas!
    And Blessings in the New Year!
    Love to you,
    Eileen

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  9. Thank you dear Becky and the same to you! Jesus is the reason for the season and I am so thankful for that!!

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  10. wonderful post! Merry Christmas!

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  11. MERRY CHRISTMAS my sweet Becky! May you and your family have a truly blessed day together and may your New Year be FULL of God's abundant love and richest blessings. How I praise God for you!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

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  13. Beautiful! Just what my heart needed to hear. Becky, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! You are a precious friend.

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  14. I have this devotional! Actually I have both. THey were my father's and they're wonderful! Love the poem.

    Praying that you will have a beautiful Christmas with your family. Thank you so much for a wonderful friendship!!!

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  15. love you, becky! merry Christmas!

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  16. My beautiful Becky........

    Ahhhh.........your sweet note made me cry.....you always have the right words to comfort and uplift. Yep, one in a million........ :-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas sweet girlie......

    Huge hugs.........
    S

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  17. A peaceful and joyful Christmas to you and your family.
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

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  18. Merry Christmas Becky!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time celebrating our Lord's birth!

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  19. Oh Becky, how simply beautiful and beautifully simple. You have such a lovely way of bearing your testimony of Jesus Christ to the world.

    Over here in Italy the birth of Christ predominates and it is refreshing and wonderful to view. They have some of the most elaborate and gorgeous sculpted nativity scenes~you would love them. I will include some photos in an upcoming blog post.

    Enjoy Chistmas as only a true believer can. Love and joy to you and your family!

    Hugs, Bonnie

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!