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Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas ~ Spiritual Sundays

Merry CHRISTmas to all my bloggy friends! I pray your holiday will be beautiful and blessed.

Today I am sharing the fifth candle which is the Christ Candle.
We have already lit four candles; the Candle of Hope, the Candle of the Way, the Candle of Joy, and the Candle of Peace.




Fulfilment of Prophecy~ "...For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord." ~ Luke 2:11

The Christmas story, recorded in Matthew and Luke, has become so familiar that I wonder if we grasp the reality of what actually happened: An angel told a young virgin that she would conceive a child by the power of the Holy Spirit {Luke 1:26-38}. The angel then told her fiance to marry her and name the baby Jesus, "for He will save His people from their sins" {Matthew 1:21}. Shepherds saw angels in the sky and were told of a Saviour's birth in Bethlehem {Luke 2:11}. Wise men traveled hundreds of miles to worship the One, they said, "has been born King of the Jews"{Matthew 2:2}. Amazing!

Equally astonishing is that Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men did exactly as they had been told. Mary yielded herself to God; Joseph took her home as his wife; the shepherds went to Bethlehem to find the Baby in the manger; and the wise men followed the star. With no idea of the outcome, they all took the next step by faith in the Lord. Amazing!

When you and I obey the Lord, the outcome is truly amazing! ~ David McCasland {Excerpt from Our Daily Bread}

The first time Jesus came to earth,

Humble was His story;

But He has promised to return

With power and great glory. ~ Sper



I'm so happy you stopped by today! Please visit Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays to be encouraged and inspired. Just click on the link- http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

Wishing you and your loved ones A Blessed Christmas! May the New Year bring many blessings from the Father's hand!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

24 comments:

  1. CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS SANDI.

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  2. I have spent much time this year dwelling on what that all had to be like in reality. Imagine Mary riding on a DONKEY while IN LABOR and then not being able to find ANYWHERE to even lie down??? Very overwhelming....

    Have a wonderful Christmas Sandi, and a New year full of His richest blessings, Debbie

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  3. Hi Sweety!!
    Thanks for your sweet comments you left. I feel that same, you are such a dear and Godly woman and I just have come to love you so! God works in amazing ways huh?

    Have a wonderful time with your family and a blessed new year!

    Blessings,
    Lorena

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  4. I wish you and all your family a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Christmas Blessings as we celebrate His birth.

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  6. Merry Christmas Sandi
    Hoping you have a wonderful holiday with your family.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  7. Merry Christmas Sandi!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family too Sandi!
    Sherry

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  9. God bless you on this blessed day! Merry Christmas, Sandi!

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  10. Beautiful Advent wreath! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family Love Heather

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  11. That was so lovely Sandi. Some times we read the words but don't really take them to heart. May the Lord increase my faith. Have a wonderful day.

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  12. I hope that you and your family are having a Merry Christmas.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  13. Love,Love,Love your blog! I am following you and would love to
    have you visit and maybe follow me.
    I have resolved to blog more this new year and make more blogger friends.

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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