Christmas time!

It’s Christmas night and all is well in the Rinehart house.   Today was wonderful!  Joe’s family gathered at our house for a wonderful meal with ham, cheesy potatoes and some awesome apricot/honey carrots! 

Now that the dishes are done, the wrapping paper picked up and our guests have gone home – it’s time to reflect on this day.

Christmas is a time to celebrate.  We celebrate our Christian heritage. We celebrate having a strong and healthy family.  We celebrate another year of blessings.  And most importantly, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Last night, we went to the Christmas Eve service at our church.  I was overwhelmed with the thought of that silent night when Christ was born.  Wouldn’t you love to have been there?  I can’t imagine what the shepherds felt when the angels appeared to tell them that the Messiah had come.  They were there, in the fields, watching their flocks and then WOW! Angels singing and glory shining around them.  Oh how amazing it must have been!  And to think, God allowed these common men to see his glory and know that His promise was fulfilled.  I think that even the sheep were amazed.

I love the second verse of the famous carol “Silent Night”.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Thank you Lord for sending your Son to us.  Thank you for giving us the promise of eternal life.  Thank you for the grace that You give us each day.  May we carry the Christmas message to all those around us.  Christ the Savior is born!

 -Marcy

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