The adorable two piece set was yet another heartwarming gift form my wonderful sister. I want to be generous too! So I've sent her a sweet surprise or two from "The Holy Land Experience" here in Orlando Florida.
We're having a Merry Christmas and want to extend the happiness and goodwill throughout the year! Is that possible? We know we can do this by sharing the Love that we feel each and every day of the new year. Our scheme is to sponsor a child through Save the Children. We browsed through the Save the Children Chrismas catalog and decided to sponsor a child for one year! So we can share the Love for one whole year in this way. We have chosen to "educate a girl for a year". This gift will provide needed books, teacher's training and educational materials for the span of one year. Educating a girl child through Save the Children is significant because an educated girl will postpone marriage and childbearing. They will often provide better nutrition and education for their own children. Maybe you would like to share other ways to extend the spirit of this season.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace... Isaiah 9:6 On Christmas Eve we rejouce because we know the reason for the season. It is wonderful to celebrate the holiday with understanding. The Messiah arrived just as it had been promised. He was born to save and redeem our lives because of love. We must share that love throughout the entire year, not just during this season. Let's perprtuate the feelings and actions of love each day of the new year.
This nacimiento grouping, (as the narivity scene is called in some latin countries), shares respite moments under the shade of the crimson Mexican poinsetta. These pieces are of fired clay. Hand-painted in white and trimmed delicately with cold paint.
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. Luke 2:7
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 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. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior , which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. Luke 2: 8-14
Behold there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews for we have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him. . . Lo, the star which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. . . they fell down and worshipped him: . . .they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2: 1-10
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Come and See!
Come and see! It's a star in the heavens Come and see! It's a light in the stable Come and see! It's a babe in the manger Come and see... It's a miracle of love