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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-

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



  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

  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!


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

  5. Christmas Blessings as we celebrate His birth.

  6. God bless you and yours! Merry Christmas.

  7. Merry Christmas Sandi
    Hoping you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

  8. Merry Christmas Sandi!


  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family too Sandi!

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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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