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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Spiritual Sundays~ Merry Christmas!

Hello friends~ Well, here we are only a few days away from Christmas and I have decided to share a post I did last year because I think it bears repeating.

IF CHRIST HAD NOT COME

A striking Christmas card was once published with the title, "If Christ Had Not Come." It was based upon our Saviour's words, "If I had not come." The card represented a clergyman falling into a short sleep in his study on Christmas morning and dreaming of a world into which Jesus had never come.


In his dream he found himself looking through his home, but there were no little stockings in the chimney corner, no Christmas bells, no wreaths of holly. He walked out on to the street, but there was no church, with its spire pointing to Heaven. He came back and sat down in his library, but every book about the Saviour had disappeared.


A ring of the doorbell, and a messenger asked him to visit a poor, dying mother. He hastened with the weeping child, and as he reached the home he sat down and said, "I have something here that will comfort you." He opened his Bible to look for a familiar promise, but it ended with Malachi, and there was no gospel and no promise of hope and salvation, and he could only bow his head and weep with her in deep bitter despair.


Two days afterward he stood beside her coffin and conducted the funeral service, but there was no message of consolation, no word of a glorious resurrection....


Suddenly, he awoke with a start, and a great shout of joy and praise burst from his lips as he heard his choir singing in his church close by:


" O come, all ye faithful, joyful and
triumphant;
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of
angels.
O come let us adore Him, Christ the
Lord."


Let us be glad and rejoice because "Christ HAS come." "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." {1 Timothy 1:15}.


Today He stands knocking at your heart's door, asking that you- the sinner- will let Him in. "Wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth..."{Hebrews 7:25} - Adapted from Streams in the Desert

I cannot imagine a world into which our Saviour had never come! How different our world would be today. So, shout and sing praises unto His name, because He HAS come, and we can celebrate because of His coming! Hallelujah!

Please join our lovely hostesses, Charlotte and Ginger, and all the participants today by clicking on the link http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar.



God bless you this Christmas and I pray that you will all have a Very Merry Christmas and the New Year will be filled to overflowing with His abundant blessings and grace!

Merry Christmas
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday ~ Merry Christmas!


Hello everyone~ Well, it's Pink Saturday again and it's the last Pink Saturday before Christmas. Beverly has been doing themes all this month and this week she has asked us to share our Christmas traditions.

Our family tradition has changed a bit over the years. When our boys were little, we always went to the Christmas Eve service then afterwards, we drove around looking at Christmas lights. More recently, since the boys all grew up, we usually go over to my son's place for a get-together and some goodies.


One thing hasn't changed however, and that is every Christmas morning, we read the Christmas story from Luke 2. We feel it is important to spend some time celebrating His birthday before getting into all the other festivities of the Day. JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON. My oldest son and his family take turns spending Christmas Day with us and his in-laws. This year, we are having our feast on Boxing Day, the 26th. Christmas Day will be a little less stressful this year because I don't make my big dinner until the next day.

I would also like to share with you some of my favourite little ornies. A little crystal train from my hubby, and my Snow Babies that represent pretty much every member of my family, except for two. I hope to find those also one of these days.
Lastly, I will share something pink~ my pink porcelain rose ornament, a gift from my sister a number of years ago.And a little Nativity with Mary dressed in pink.Well, that's my pinks for today. I hope you will all go visit Beverly and her parade of pinkies. Just click on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar.


Wishing you all A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy & Healthy New Year!



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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