Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas - Day 24

Christmas Eve – The reading of the Christmas story

This has always been one of my most favorite times.  Our family gathers around and my husband reads the Christmas story from Luke 2.  We all listen quietly and think about the words he is reading.  We have been doing this for 37 years now, and we never tire of hearing the account of Jesus birth.  What an amazing event.
I hope you all will take the time to do this if you don’t already.  Then after the reading is completed, take some time to talk about what you just heard.  Did you notice something you hadn’t noticed before?  Did something really impress you?  Share your views, questions and insights with one another.  
The Christmas Story brings such wonder - how could it be that God would humble Hiimself, become a man who would give His life on the cross for people who were against Him?  Truly this is beyond our understanding....but though we can't understand, we are forever grateful.  He was born to die - that we might live.  "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
Have a wonderful time rejoicing in this truth,  May your hearts overflow with love and gratitude for Jesus our Lord!


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