Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Carols

Our friend from church, Miss Carol, sent this to Joni and me the other day and I thought it was a perfect reminder of just what this Christmas season is all about. Carol wrote this herself, which surprised me; I didn’t know she was a writer.

Many people see the Christmas season in a far different light than those who prefer to observe "the REASON for the SEASON", Jesus. They would rather "Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly", have a big evening out with "Frosty the Snowman" and "Good King Wenceslas" singing "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen". Most celebrate and "Ring Those Bells" those "Silver Bells" and keep "Jingle Bells" going on and on.

But most important, remember "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", on a "Silent Night" that "We Three Kings of Orient " following the "Star of the East", said to each other "Go Tell It On a Mountain." "Angels From the Realms of Glory" sang "The First Noel”—“O Holy Night". "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" they paused, because of the "Angels We Have Heard On High" and "There's a Song in the Air.” They knew that they should go to "O Little Town of Bethlehem" because "A Babe is Born in Bethlehem". In Bethlehem, they found the Babe "Away in a Manger" because there was "No Room in the Inn" and there was "No Place But a Stable". They gathered around the "Newborn Babe" and asked "What Child is This?" Worshipping the Child, their response was "This is Christ the King." They sensed this was "Love Beyond Measure.”

"Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." (James 1:17) "O Come, All Ye Faithful", join together in praising God for His Perfect Gift. "JOY TO THE WORLD! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and Heaven and nature sing, and Heaven and nature sing. And Heaven and Heaven and nature sing!"

From our family to yours, I hope that you have a most blessed and holy Christmas, and that all your dreams come true in 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Luke 2:8-14 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. KJV

1 comment:

  1. I knew she was a writer! And a good on too!
    This was an awesome gift to receive!
    Thanks Mrs. Carol, and thanks for posting this!