"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Shout out praises to the LORD, all the earth!  Worship the LORD with joy! Enter His presence with joyful singing! Acknowledge that the LORD is God.”   Psalm 100:1-3 ( The NET Bible)
There are so many, many things that can be written about CHRISTMAS.  I have been praying and studying for a post for December about Christmas.  I felt like my mind was just rolling with ideas about what to write.
This morning I started into Shug’s den to ask him what his favorite Christmas Carole is, and It Hit Me, like a vision in my mind, I heard “Joy to the World the Lord Is Come.”!! (I do not remember who wrote the song as many times as I have sung it.)
Until the birth of  the Messiah the whole world was wondering around in spiritual darkness and most of them did not even realize their situation.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.  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.” Isaiah 9:2,6,7  (NIV Bible)
Precious reader this Baby boy, born of a virgin girl, grew up, lived a SINLESS LIFE, and in Father Gods time, willingly spilled every drop of His blood by the use of a tortuous whipping by the prison guards.  On the cross a spear was used to pierce His side, He was nailed in His Hands and in His Feet, to the cross where He willingly gave up His life and died on that cross. This was the most horrible shameful death; used for the most foulest of criminal’s.  Jesus who had not a single sin in His life ever spoke one word of anger or hate. Why?  Why?  Because He LOVED mankind enough to endure the shame of the cross to make a way for us to be reconciled to a Holy God, His Father.

The story does not end with His death of love for us.  In three days HE AROSE from death to life.  If anyone will accept His sacrifice He so willingly gave for all mankind on the cross and let His blood cover our black sins.  He will wash us white as snow.  When He comes in the clouds for His children please make plans to be one of them; to go to live with Him for all eternity.

I do hope you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Please remember that Jesus IS the  ONLY REASON for this SEASON.

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