Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thoughts on Christmas

I received a gift book a few years ago that I love re-reading every Christmas season.  It's a little book full of scripture and thoughts on Christmas.  These are things I'm reading to my children this year.  Here are a few gems:

Infinite, and an infant.  Eternal, and yet born of a woman.  Heir of all things, yet the carpenter's son.
-Charles Spurgeon

On Christmas Day two thousand years ago, the birth of a tiny baby in an obscure village in the Middle East was God's supreme triumph of good over evil.
-Chuck Colson

Christmas is about a baby, born in a stable, who changed the world forever.
-John Maxwell

The Son of God does not want to be seen and found in heaven.  Therefore He descended from heaven to this earth and came to us in our flesh.
-Martin Luther

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity.  May God make you very rich in both.
-Phillips Brooks

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.
-Charles Dickens

Matthew 18:11
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Luke 2:9-14
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 shall 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 Saviour, 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, good will toward men. 

Be lifted!  Merry Christmas!  


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2 comments:

esther0221 said...

Sue, would you mind telling me which book it is? I would like to buy one. Esther

TOTALLY NEW MOMS said...

It's called A Christmas to Remember by Brigton Books. No author listed. Just a little gift book. Published in 02. I got it as a gift. I hope you can find it!