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For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
At this holy season and through the year may God quiet you with His peace, comfort you with His presence, and bless you with His love.
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
May His blessings be yours now and in the New Year. Merry Christmas
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. Luke 2:14
Praying your Christmas is filled with silent wonder, simple joys, and sweet memories.
God bless you at Christmas
Silent Night by Josef Mohr, 1818
Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!
Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light; Radiant beams from thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
The Story Behind the Carol
Josef Mohr was pastor of the Church of St. Nicholas at Oberndorf, near Salzburg, Austria. After the Christmas Eve program in 1818, Mohr chose the longer way home that took him up over a hill overlooking the village.
Reveling in the silence of the wintry night, he remembered a poem he had written. He decided those words might make a good carol for his congregation. He went to see the church organist, Franz Gruber, who had only a few hours to come up with a melody.
On Christmas Eve, the little Oberndorf congregation heard Gruber and Mohr play their new carol. It spread across northern Europe, and in 1834, singers performed Silent Night for King Frederick William IV of Prussia, who then ordered his cathedral choir to sing it every Christmas Eve.
Twenty years after Silent Night was written, the song was brought to the United States, in New York City’s Trinity Church. Silent Night is now sung in more than 300 different languages around the world.
May the blessings of this holy season be yours now and in the new year.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
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 Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11
Celebrating the glorious birth of Jesus and wishing you a Christmas filled with His goodness.
Inside Message (left side): The Mysterious Magi
The Three Kings, or Magi, are mentioned only in the Gospel of Matthew. Few details are given, and most of our ideas about them come from tradition or speculation. Scripture doesn't say how many wise men there were; it is generally assumed three, since they brought three gifts.
The Three Kings recognized Jesus Christ as the Messiah while he was still a child, and traveled thousands of miles to worship him. With determination, they followed a star which led them to Jesus. By this time, Jesus was a child, not an infant, implying they arrived a year or more after his birth. Their gifts symbolize Christ's identity and mission: gold for a king, incense for God, and myrrh, used to anoint the dead. God honored the wise men by warning them in a dream to go home by another route and not to report back to King Herod.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." Matthew 2:1-2
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. Matthew 2:11-12
Inside Greeting (right side):
Christmas is a time to reflect and rejoice in the birth of Jesus - God's gracious gift! Wishing You a Blessed Christmas!