Luke 2 (The Story of Jesus' Birth)
Christ Born of Mary
1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,[a] who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Glory in the Highest
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold,[b] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[d] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
Welcome to Heather's Poetry Site's Christmas Pages. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoy getting out all the decorations and gathering the family together to put them out. Especially when it's time to decorate our tree. I love sending out Christmas cards and then receiving ones in return. This is the only time of year I get excited every day to see what is in my mailbox! I love shopping for gifts for family and friends. I confess I also love to receive gifts from family and friends.
However, what I love most about Christmas is the symbolic and spiritual meaning it has for me and my fellow believers in Christ. Of course, Christ wasn't born on December 25th. This is just the date we use to recognize His miraculous birth. I enjoy the Advent Season. It's a time of looking forward to a new world, embracing hope of the final fulfillment of all God's promises to mankind, spiritual introspection, expressions of gratitude to God for His gift to us in his Son, and worship. So you see, I have many reasons to love this time of year. I'm sure you do too!
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My Christmas Poetry (Page Two)
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