Wednesday, December 26, 2012

For Unto Us a Child is Born


The day after Christmas . . .

I slept late, then had coffee in bed where I finished reading one book and started another.  What a luxury to linger in my own comfortable place.  I thanked God for the quiet stillness.

After checking my messages and mail, I stretched out on the sofa and watched the lights twinkling on the tree.  Shining bright. . . I thanked the Light of the World for bringing us all together for the celebration of His birth.

After days and days of fast-paced holiday preparations, Christmas day has come and passed. I praise God for all the good times and wonderful memories.  I needed this day to linger in His peace, and remember with gratitude the love and laughter in my life.  My spirit is renewed.

I notice the baby Jesus in the nativity scene we've had since 1980.  I praise God for my family.

According to my nightly routine, I turned on the TV for the evening news.  Chaos erupted on the screen--reports of murder, homes ablaze, anguish, and confusion in the world.  Tonight, it's just too much to take in.  Not tonight.  I can't watch it.  I immediately turn it off. 

I'd rather hold onto the baby Jesus.  I thank God for loving us so much that He sent the Christ Child to be the Savior of the world.  I want to embrace all the promises embodied in His Name.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  (Isaiah 9:6)


                                                                     Our Precious Moments nativity

I pray that Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace will live and reign in your heart.  I welcome Him into mine, and you as well.  May God be with you.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you Rose for the reminder of the simple blessings we have as Christians, especially peace in our hearts and home.

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  2. And thank you Carol for being a part of the community here at Write Moments with God. I appreciate the encouragement I receive from you. Hold onto His peace!

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  3. Good morning Rose. Hard to deal with the news some days. I always remember that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess Jesus is Lord. He will reign

    Dennis
    http://www.amazon.com/Dennis-Snyder/e/B009CWOUBW

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    1. Thank you Dennis for that reminder. Blessings to you.

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  4. Good morning Rose :)
    I have 4 sisters and one of them is named Rose. It's a pleasure to meet you and read your words. You expressed so true and correct my feelings about bad news right after the good news of Jesus. The bad news is overwhelming for me sometimes, and I shut the tv off many times after hearing only bad news and then pray. When there's actually good news, I want to sing, dance and celebrate it. :)
    His peace is overwhelming too and in the best way possible! Thank you for your words.

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    1. Hi Lily. What a delightful name. It's a pleasure to meet you too. Thank you so much for adding your voice and your words of encouragement to Write Moments with God.

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  5. It is these moments of quiet reflections that remind us of what is really important in life, but also that He is ever near. Thank you for the reminder. God is a constant source of strength and I am grateful that times of refreshing are found in His presence. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks Rose,

    For the simple reminder of what is really important

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    1. Paulette, you've been a real encouragement to me this year. Thank you for coming along side.

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  7. Joining you in celebrating the Lord in the quiet after all the hubbub! He is good and I praise Him with you! \o/\o/ Carol Brown

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  8. Thank you Carol. Join me. The quiet is very healing. . . I feel like I'm beside the still waters. :-)

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  9. Good to read your post, Rose. I hope you continue to have time in the new year to reflect and remember.

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  10. Thank you Alice. I need to make the time don't I. Carve out a few moments daily.

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  11. I too have found that the news often shatters my peace. Not that I want to hide from the world but sometimes it's a definitely good idea to do just that.
    Rose

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  12. You know Rose, I didn't think of it like that, but essentially that was what I was doing. Keeping the world out a little longer to enjoy the peace. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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