‘Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…’
As Year 2019 comes to an undeniably contentious close, there’s an almost natural inclination to dwell on the negatives– personal and industry losses, difficult weather conditions, labor shortages, regional/national/global negotiations that seem to drag on endlessly without resolution.
Either by direct hit or shrapnel, the year caused some pain and discouragement. But we’re soldiers, and we haven’t lost sight of that Star, the Reason not only for the Season but for every blessing of every day of every year.
So be joyful, our dear friends, and look to Him. Keep the words of John 3:16 tucked in your hearts: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
And rejoice with us in the birth of Christ!
Luke 2: 4-14
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.
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