FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
AS ADVENT GIFTS BECOME CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Thank you for our Christmas Hope,
your Light that will outshine
the darkness that surrounds us
and enlighten heart and mind.
Thank you for our Christmas Peace.
You make your presence known,
so we can journey onward
knowing we are not alone.
Thank you for our Christmas Joy,
your gifts of truth and grace.
Help us to let your glory
shine on each and every face.
Thank you for our Christmas Love,
for coming here to be
with all of us, your children.
May we live so others see.
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Bible verses taken from https://www.biblegateway.com/
Thank you RJ, and Christmas blessings to you!
Amen. Amen. And amen. Each a sentence of their own, yet especially today they humbly fit together in joyful gratitude for “the life who was the light of all people”.
Yes, amen, my dear friend. These passages are so powerful.
Sending love to you!! You bless me so.
Such a lovely poem of thankfulness and tribute to our dear Lord Jesus whose birth we celebrate today! We Christians celebrate his birth every day with thankfulness that he came to earth and became one among us and though he died on the cross he came back once more to the joy of His disciples and us that He Lives! My Suster-in-Law Passed away yesterday and went to be with the Lord and l imagine her now celebrating WITH Jesus! No more pain just Joy! Blessings and thanks for this whole series of Devotions!❣️❣️🙏🙏🙏🙏😇
Oh, I’m sad to learn about your sister in law, but yes, how wonderful that we know the other side of the story! Your faith and zest for life continue to inspire me. Christmas blessings, dear Pat.