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Not just that today is Independence Day which in other words Freedom. But look at the spiritual. Where ever you are in the world, you not be in the USA so July 4th isn’t anything to you. Well it can be, look at it as a day of freedom in Christ Jesus. We celebrate His birth (Christmas) & is Resurrection (Easter) so why not celebrate the freedom we have in Him.
The Birth of Jesus – Luke 2:1-21
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 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, “Do not 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 a 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, who was 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 was time to circumcise the child, He was named Jesus, the name the angel had given Him before He was conceived.
May you have a blessed time with your families, and when your able to say a prayer over the food. I encourage you to be the one to pray and in the prayer acknowledge our Lord & Savior’s birth. Without His grace, we would all be dead. Thank You, Jesus!
If your not with your family for the Holydays, may you spend some alone time with our Lord & Savior. Jesus bless you all!!!
Feliz Cumpleaños Jesús!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!! http://youtu.be/claKP84h9EE
Jesus was actually born in September, we celebrate Christmas in December.
THANK YOU GOD for allowing Your Son to be born. That, one day… (33 years later) He would die on a cross for all of the sins of the world! Not just that, but Jesus was perfect, Holy, never sinned. God has a FREE gift for you, His Grace. Repent of your sins & Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today.
How do you pronounce Christmas, it’s not Chris-mas, how majority of people say it. Who is Chris? You see around Christians speaking, keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas, but still pronounce it Chris-mas. Take that 1 or 2 extra seconds to say CHRIST-mas, instead of Chris-mas, and Happy Holy Days.
Nothing can take Christ out of Christmas as long as I strive to BE CHRIST THIS CHRISTMAS.
MERRY CHRISTmas & Happy Holy Days from the 116 Boyz!!!
Every Christmas, I get out my “The Star of Bethlehem” DVD and watch it. This year How about reaching out to each one of you about this and it’s very interesting. Please, if your able please purchase the DVD, if you will learn alot and also be very blessed, share and pass your DVD around to friends.
You can purchase at http://www.bethlehemstar.net
From Producer Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ)
The Star of Bethlehem -Unlock the Mystery of the World’s Most Famous Star
“We saw His star in the east and we have come to worship Him.” – Matthew 2:2
Scholars debate whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend created by the early church or a miracle that marked the advent of Christ. Is it possible that the star was a real, astronomical event? From Producer Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) comes an amazing documentary on the Star of Bethlehem. This presentation, as seen by tens of thousands in the U.S. and in Europe, explores the exciting truth of scripture and reveals the evidence for God’s existence as seen in the stars above. Presenter Rick Larson walks you through Biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God’s creativity. Discover the secret of the Star – a secret of magnificent beauty…
The word holiday derived from the notion of “Holy Day”, and gradually evolved to its current form. The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg. The word originally referred only to special religious days. In modern use, it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school.
Definition of holiday: holy day: the day or days of a religious festival.
Ho”ly*day`\, n. 1. A religious festival.
2. A secular festival; a holiday.
Born-again Christians, I know majority of us, when pronounce, Happy Holidays (hóllə dày) But Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Passover. Are not a secular festival. We need to speak, Happy Holydays. This brings me to my next point.
Correct english, you need to switch the first “y” in holydays, and switch it to an “i”. Now looking holidays where do you get holla-days? Again, the pagans switched word, like the word, Christian (CHRIST-EE-uh n) not [ kríschən ].
Now, Valentines Day is not a “religious day,” this is a secular day. Everyday is the day of Love.