Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Tidings of Joy, Peace and Contentment to All

It's Christmas Time! May you all find peace, happiness, contentment and joy during this holiday season.  Thank you all for being part of my little world and reading this blog. It is through you reading this thing everyday that I keep it going.  The comments, thoughts and ideas you provide to me are the inspiration for writing all of this.  Thanks so much for being my audience!  You are the best darn readers a blog author could have!  :-)

To all who are part of my life whether it be directly or indirectly, I wish all the best to you and everyone who is important to you.  May you all find the time to be with those who bring out the best in you, who understand you better than any others and who love you the most.  May you be with them on these blessed days and find the truest sense of peace, happiness, joy and comfort together as a family or group of friends.

To the person who is not part of my life yet who is so deeply embedded in my heart – I hope you find the deepest, happiest peace and feelings of love and comfort this Christmas.  May your son, mother, brother and the rest of your family be at your side.  I hope you will feel warmth, comfort, security, happiness and love in the presence of your family and friends.  If there is some one in your life right now who is your lover, partner and friend – may they be true to you and bring you the deepest sense of caring, love and desire.  I hope they will treat you and love you in every way that you desire and need.  Regardless of that I am not with you as your partner right now, my love, desire and warmth for you still burn so brightly.  I hope after a day full of activities with family and friends as you lay your head down on the pillow you feel comforted and content.  Before your eyes close and your breathe becomes slow and you start making that ever so cute sound when you sleep, I do hope you will think of me and remember all that we shared and know that I love you with my entire being.  Be at peace and be happy!

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.  And everyone went to their own town to register. 

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Merry Christmas and good tidings to all! ~J.


Mjs said...

Very nice, Jerry - It was nice to read the story of Jesus' birth. We will be praising him tonight with many wonderful pieces of music.

Merry Christmas to you, Zack, and Nancy. Wishing you all a very healthy, and happy New Year.

Elasti-Girl; Kris said...

Merry Christmas Jerry. May your home & hearts be filled with the joy & peace that this celebration is meant to bring. :)