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Saturday, December 24, 2005

A Blessed CHRISTmas to All!

"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this." (Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV)

As we celebrate the birth of the Christ of CHRISTmas, Who is the Reason for the season, I wish you a Meaningful CHRISTmas! May He bless you with love in your heart, warmth in your soul, contentment in your life, and peace in your home. Hope you'll be inspired by this poem as it has inspired me!

What do you see?

"Christmas is a Time for Loving"

Christmas is more than a day at the end of the year,
More than a season of joy and good cheer.
Christmas is really God's pattern for giving,
When He showed His unlimited love to all living.

For the holiday season awakens good cheer
And draws us closer to those we hold dear,
And we open our hearts and find it is good
To be kind to all men as we know that we should.

But as soon as the tinsel is stripped from the tree
The spirit of Christmas fades silently
Into the background of daily routine
And is lost in the whirl of life's busy scene.

All unaware, we then miss and forego
The greatest blessings that mankind can know.
For if we kept Christmas love strong in our heart,
We'd keep giving and loving each day from the start.

We'd find the lost key to meaningful living,
That comes not from getting, but from unselfish giving.
And we'd know the great joy of peace upon Earth
Which was the real purpose of our Savior's birth.

So let's sing the glad song of the first Christmas night,
Then let's live in His love and stay in His light.

- Adapted from Helen Steiner Rice


sha said...

The greatest blessings that mankind can know.
For if we kept Christmas love strong in our heart,
We'd keep giving and loving each day from the start

everyday is xmas in my heart scanns
friendship is one I treasure most and I dont just share once a year.

For me life means sharing... but of course xmas is more meaningful.

If I can give you a hug now.....
take care
I will be thinking of you when I go to the candlelight service tomorrow.

scanns said...

A Joyous CHRISTmas to you, Sha! Hugs to you too! Glad you liked the poem! Thanks for your visit, your touching message, and your friendship (which I treasure indeed)! Take care! God bless! You're in my prayers! :)

Anonymous said...

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Purpose-Driven 2006, Scanns! God bless you and the work of your hands always.

Frohe Weihnachten (Maligayang Pasko in German)! :-)

scanns said...

Merry CHRISTmas, Jayred! Thanks for dropping by, for your lovely "purpose-driven" greeting, and for being a sis-in-Christ! :) Indeed, you are with us here in spirit! Enjoy your "White Christmas"! God bless you, your family, and your ministry!

Jing said...

scanns, merry christmas!!!

scanns said...

Happy CHRISTmas to you too, Jing! Thanks for the visit and your greeting! May God bless you! :)

joey said...

Hope you had a very merry Christmas filled with warmth and happiness Scanns! :)

scanns said...

Hi Joey! Hope you also had a joyous, heartwarming & meaningful Christmas w/your family! May God bless you all! :)

JMom said...

Scanns, what a beautiful poem! I hope you had a merry christmas and I wish you all the best for the coming new year.

scanns said...

Hello JMom, it's good you liked the poem! I'm sure you also had a very merry Christmas w/your family! Likewise, a Very Blessed New Year to you & your family! See ya! :)