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Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas

"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: 10 - 11)

Some say Christ wasn’t born on December 25th. They claim Christians took the date from a Roman holiday to rival the pagan feasts that took place during the Winter Solstice. This occasion honored a new age brought by the sun. Depending on location, the Winter Solstice occurs on or around December 25th. However, it’s not the date we celebrate. It’s Christ’s life, His Gospel of love and 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)

“…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: 18 - 19)

Christ’s gift to us—eternal life!

“Where, O death, is thy victory... ’’(I Corinthians 15:55)

Christ lives today!

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

Christmas is when we open our hearts to Him.

Celebrate the birth!

Honor the name, CHRIST, our Savior!

Sing it! Say it! Praise it! Shout it!


Carlene Havel said...

Well said. Come, let us adore Him.

Gail Pallotta said...

Thanks, Carlene

Merry Christmas!