Posted by: thescoundrel | December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011


With all the revelry and distractions that goes on this time of year, for those of us that celebrate Christmas with family, friends or even in solitude; it is easy to lose track of the reason for the celebrations. And on this eve of the mass celebrating Christ  I offer up the following reminder of the extraordinary story that is the reason behind our numerous forms of celebration – from the King James Bible, Luke,  Chapter 2 verses 1-14:

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2 And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

May God Bless us Everyone.


Responses

  1. Merry Christmas!

  2. Hope you had a good one! Here is to a happy and prosperous New Year also.


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