it’s the monday giggles…
Peace is gazing at the stars with the knowledge you know their creator.
– Author Unknown
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:
‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler,
who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”
Matthew 2: 1-6
Continue reading “🌟 star gazing with a song in your heart!”
The Bible says
that Mary wrapped
her babe in swaddling clothes –
strips of cloth
wound ’round and ’round
his shoulders to his toes.
This makes me think of Christmas gifts
kids often get from grandmas,
but we don’t call them swaddling clothes
we call ’em flannel pajamas.
Do you have fond memories of the night of Christ’s birth?
hugs n’ blessing to all of you who do & may you sleep tight!
“She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes…” Luke2:7
On Christmas Eve in 1818
a blizzard stranded the tiny village of Ogledorf,
nestled in the Austrian mountains.
That same day the people of St. Nicholas’ church found their organ broken
so the priest and organist began composing a song that could be sung without
an organ, yet beautiful enough to express their Christmas joy. Continue reading “the lion and the lamb”