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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