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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

On December 25th, Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. Some believe Jesus was born on a different day, but they gather to remember his arrival on earth on December 25th.
Jesus came into the world to die for mine and all man’s sins and preached a Gospel of love. He was tortured and put to death, but he rose from the dead.

And His spirit lives today in the hearts and souls of Christians from the moment we accept Him. From then on, He is with us always from the darkest valley to the brightest hilltop.

“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 of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord.” (Luke 2: 8 – 11).

Christ is born!

“Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question. Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:  34- 40)

Christ’s Gospel of Love!

“Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day He will be raised to life.’” (Matthew 20: 17 – 18)

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Christ’s sacrifice!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” ( John 3: 16 – 17)

Christ’s gift, eternal life, given!

“…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 20)

Christ lives today!

Celebrate the birth!
Honor the name, CHRIST, our Savior!
Sing it! Say it! Praise it! Shout it!
Merry Christmas!

"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven." (Mattthew: 10: 32 - 33)


Karen Ingalls said...

Today is Christmas Eve and I am reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. Your blog says it all in my opinion. My blog this week is called "Christmas: What Is Its True Meaning?" I invite you to read it and perhaps become a follower. (
Wishing you a most blessed Christmas.

Gina said...

Beautiful post, Gail, thank you for your lovely and moving reminder about the Reason for the Season. Blessings!

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Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your blog as well.

Hi Regina,

Thank you for your kind words.

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Hi Mahesh,

It's great that you found my blog. I appreciate your stopping by and commenting so much.