Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!...

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

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope you are surrounded by
loved ones today and are at a warm and dry and cozy place.
I have some Christmas-themed sites for you all today. I have been
collecting these for a couple of weeks. I hope you have fun with
these and are inspired as well!

God bless you on this day and I hope you have time to reflect
tonight and tomorrow on what priceless gift God gave us and why
we celebrate Christmas. Sending you Christmas joy... Val =)

Two websites with loads of Christmas fun and links:
Xmas Fun!
Christmas World

Decorate a Xmas Tree at Donna's:
Decorate a Xmas Tree

Your kids will giggle with this and so will you:

Just like regular Tic Tac Toe:

My favorite Christmas song:

Read how Christmas is celebrated in other countries:

The Birth of Jesus

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census
should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census
that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone
went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea,
to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and
line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to
be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the
time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn,
a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,
because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping
watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news
that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, 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 heaven,
And on earth peace to those 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.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was
lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word
concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard
it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured
up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen,
which were just as they had been told.
- Luke 2:1-20

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