The Christmas Story
St. Luke 2: 1 – 14
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
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)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
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 at the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
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.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, 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.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest,
good will toward men.
The Story of Baby Jesus, and the divine birth, to the salvation of all mankind is the meaning of Christmas, and the reason for the Season. No matter what the Muslins say, or the Christians or the Democrats or the Libertarians or the Republicans….Christmas is and has been celebrated for Centuries, and the reason for this season, and the reason for Christmas is the birth of Christ. I don’t see what is so hard about this, and no matter what anyone says. This is Christmas. The time of year that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our savior. May everyone be blessed with a wonderful holiday, and Merry Christmas to all…..
and I hope that you all have a very prosperous and Happy New Year too.
God Bless America
God Bless Our Troops…
God bless us one and all…….