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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Flurry of Christmas Preparation...

A Felt Ornament my Mom Made Many Years Ago...
 Good morning dear hearts!  It is 28 degrees here in SC at 10:35.  No snow, though.  Back in our hometown in NYS, they are having plenty of snow!  Warm snuggies to all of you who are experiencing snow...

   In the hustle and bustle of commercial Christmas, it is hard to keep our focus on the true meaning, the birth of our Lord, Jesus.  Take a little time out every day to focus and read Luke Chapter 2. We learn about the incredible journey to Bethlehem and the birth of our Savior in a manger.  It only takes a few minutes and is so meaningful.  I like to picture myself as the little mouse in the corner who sees all.  There are no words to describe the event, that are worthy enough.

LUKE 2: 1-7 "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.  This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth to Judea to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary his betrothed, who was with child.  And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.  And she gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn."

Just imagine having to make this journey - great with child, riding on a Donkey!  And to give birth to your child in a stable for animals and having to lay your child in a manger (a bin where hey is placed for animals to eat).  Our precious Jesus, God's son had very humble beginnings.  Why was he not born in a Palace??  Ponder that one and think on why God chose this for Him. 

God can use any place and any person for his instrument.  It matters not how rich or how poor you are.  You have a huge place in God's heart.  And all you need to do is invite Him into your heart to know perfect Joy!

Original Poetry:

That's Christmas!
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

There is Joy in the air, That's Christmas!
There are smiles everywhere, That's Christmas!
  There are Carols being sung, That's Christmas!
There is holly to be hung, That's Christmas!
  There's a Babe whose Birthday has almost come!
   Baby Jesus, the Holy One!
THAT's Christmas!
May the Lord give you peace at this special time of year, May he take the stress of Christmas time and replace it with the Joy of anticipating the birthday of His Son.  Wishing you great blessings as the light of love fills your hearts with the true meaning of Christmas!

My heart to yours...


Ginny said...

I love the little felt angel in her green robe!! Yes, the birthplace of Jesus certainly symbolized lowliness and servanthood. If we think of the so many men of the bible who God has used, they all had flaws, and some were not upstanding at all!! Even David, one of my favorites and a man after God's own heart, sinned horribly.

Marydon said...

G'eve sweet Kerrie ~ What a darling angel to still have of Mother's ... all the gold in the world has no worth, as does this.

Kerrie you bring to light wonderful thought provoking things in your writes ... I so love your poem, too.

Hope Bill is feeling better.
All our love, Me & He

Val said...

I love that ornament that your mother made. It is darling. I love your post. This is what it is all about. Thank you for sharing.