They will call upon My Name, and I will answer them. I will say, “They are My People”; and they will say, The Lord is My God.” Zechariah 13:9
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people and raised up a horn of Salvation for us in the House of His servant David.” Luke 1:68-69
“Look! The Virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel (meaning God is with us).” Matthew 1:23
It is my earnest wish that all who read my site at this time of year are blessed with the Grace of the Everlasting and Merciful God. To those who live under the threat of persecution, may you find rest. To those who struggle with lose of jobs and/or homes, may you find shelter in these hard times. And to all who love the Lord Our Savior, may His precious love consume you.
Take time this year to offer yourselves up as a gift to Chirst as He has offered Himself for your redemption. Before you open your gifts, eat your morning meal or anything else, say a prayer of thanksgiving for the gift God has given you. While we are uncertain as to the year or the season of the birth of Jesus, this time of year is set aside to celebrate an event in history that began the fulfilment of all the prophecies told to the people of Israel regarding the redemption of the world.
Forget about the “jolly old elf” and the secularism of man and rejoice in the event of the birth of Jesus. It was the tradition of my family to go to mass both at midnight on Dec. 24 and to first mass in the morning and many of the protestant families had Christmas morning services as well. Now in the American Nation, I know of no protestant churches that have their doors open on Christmas morning and it saddens me greatly. Christians in America have cast aside the true belief of Christmas and have replaced it with holidays that have nothing to do with the birth of the Salvation of the souls of Man. It is time for Christian Americans to take a stand and restore Christ to Christmas. Let us celebrate a feast of rejoicing through prayer and thanksgiving.
Grant us the Grace to Love
Show us the Peace of understanding.
May our lives be filled to the brim
With the Your Mercy Everlasting.
Go with God’s Grace, and have a Blessed time with Christ this year. Paul Shiras