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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, friends! Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season! For anyone who has never heard the story of Christ's birth, I wanted to write it here. 

Luke 2:1-21

In those days Ceasar 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, "Don't 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 the 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, 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. On the eighth day, when it came time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. 

What a beautiful day that must have been. I am taking the week off to spend time with my loved ones, and I hope you are all able to do the same. I pray that this Christmas is filled with love and joy for each and every one of you. 


Merry Christmas from my family to yours!



9 comments :

Jen @ South in the City said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Chelsea!

Mckenna Brittney said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I haven't commented often, but I love reading and following your blog and think you are such an inspiration. Hope you and your husband have a beautiful year in 2016!

amy said...

amen and amen girl! <3
the REAL reason for the season!

Bailey Kay said...

Merry Christmas friend! I love that you shared the story of Christ's birth!

Jen said...

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas! :)

Kait said...

I love reading your blog - Merry Christmas to you, Parker & Jenny! XOXO

Janelle Vannice said...

Love your card - so cute! Merry Christmas! :)

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Merry Christmas to you and Parker! And Jenny!

Alia said...

Merry Merry Christmas, I hope it was wonderful.

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