Sunday, December 23, 2012

The True Christmas Spirit!

I heard a soft knock at the door.
I opened the door to see smiling faces  and angelic voices singing...

"Away in a Manger"

As I looked at these beautiful faces,
I suddenly thought of the 20 children
that entered the gates of heaven these past weeks.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air....

Can you imagine Jesus calling them softly by their names,
gathering them around his lap and
letting them know that he would take care of them?
Can you imagine all their questions?
He would assure them that He would take care of their
Mommies and Daddies.
We continue to pray for healing for the families.

Join in with your families and sing praises to his Holy Name!

Instead of trying to comprehend his incarnation, intellectually,
learn from the example of the wise men.
They followed the star and found the babe and fell down and worshiped Him.

Look to Jesus as your star for guiding your life.
By now, I'm sure your homes are as ready as can be.
Baking, decorating, gift wrapping, shopping, stocking stuffers. 
As you gather with family and friends share the message of Christ.

"And so it remains; that the life brought to the world
so long ago in the face of a helpless baby,
is the same Life that transforms the Human Heart
and the same power that Transforms the World."

May you all feel the closeness of Jesus presence during this Christmas Season.
Jesus is the Gift that truly keeps on giving.
He invites us to come to Him in a state of being childlike
and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.


  1. I can't think of anything nicer than opening the door to the sound of Away in A Manger.
    Over here the house is ready but the cooking is just now starting - but that's alright, as it means that the house will smell intensely good at just the right time!

  2. Marg, just this morning my heart was very heavy as I thought of the families of those young children and how hard Christmas will be for them. I pray for them everyday. Bernice J.

  3. the whole world is grieving with those families. we truly have so much to be thankful for. Peace on earth! Thanks for sharing this Marg.


  4. What a lovely post- and your photography skills (and camera) far surpass mine! I feel the Christmas spirit in your words and pictures. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone believed in the power of a Savior? Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh how sweet to be greeted at the door by these cuties singing!! Love it.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Who wouldn't love to have those carolers show up at the front door? So sweet! Wishing you joy...and peace...and His presence as you celebrate Christmas with your family.

  7. Holding our families and sweet young children just a bit tighter this Christmas!!! What a lovely post Marg!

  8. I always love your posts. I'm so proud to say you are my cousin from BC. Would love to sit in your kitchen and have coffee with you and Lois P. That would be one good morning with all three of us talking at once.

  9. Your little grandchildren look so sweet - what a lovely memory to have. Wishing you and yours all the joys of Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  10. If Jesus is able to take care of, and assure the children from Newtown once they got the heaven - why in hell couldn't he have stopped this carnage???? Not so powerful a god afterall, eh?


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