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Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Posted Friday, December 24, 2010, at 9:45 AM

Hey everyone! I know I haven't blogged in a while, but for the first time in ages we're having a slow day and I thought I would make a quick post that I thought was important. It's really easy to get caught up in the mess of gifts and scheduling family dinners at Christmas, so just to remind us what it's all about, here's the Christmas story as it appears in the Gospel of Luke. Take a few minutes to just sit back and read it! Then go home and have an amazing Christmas with your loved ones and thank God all that you have!

The Christmas Story

Luke 2:1-20

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

3 And everyone went to his own town to register.

4 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.

5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,

7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ [a] the Lord.

12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

15 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."

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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Merry Christmas wishes to all the staff with the surrounding newspapers. May 2011 be the best ever.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, Dec 24, 2010, at 4:49 PM

I trust you and Dexterite1 and all the readers had a very Merry Christmas.

-- Posted by swift on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 4:11 PM

I had a wonderful Christmas Richard and I read your comment about griddles, very nice. Have a great year.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 7:03 PM

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