Luke 21:34-36, "“Be careful not to spend your time feasting, drinking, or worrying about worldly things. If you do, that day might come on you suddenly, 35 like a trap on all people on earth. 36 So be ready all the time. Pray that you will be strong enough to escape all these things that will happen and that you will be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
As we bring in the holiday of Christmas, I would like to share a few fun thoughts along with some other Christmas thoughts. It’s a wonderful time of year that we celebrate and it’s great to make plans with friends and family and to decorate for and enjoy the holiday. Yet, Christmas is so much more than just holly and jolly, it’s about a wonderful time in our lives when Jesus came as a baby to grow into a man to save us all from sin and give us redemption and salvation. I hope you all have a wonderful time this month, but I also pray you truly remember the reason for the season.
‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house, Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed, Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head. And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be The Day!
The light of His face made me cover my head It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His Hand Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "It's not here" My head hung in shame!
The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and this sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after ALL!
A Christian 12 Days of Christmas
1 Partridge in a pear tree = Jesus 2 Turtle Doves = the Old and New Testaments 3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues 4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists 5 Golden Rings = the first Five Books of the Old Testament 6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation 7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (the seven sacraments ) 8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes 9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit 10 Lords A-leaping = the Ten Commandments 11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful Apostles 12 Drummers Drumming = the Twelve Tribes of Israel
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are bringing in Christmas with hope and joy. We took a short break from reading through Hebrews but I don't want to stay away too long so we don't forget what we've been studying. Join me as we continue our study with Hebrews 7:1-10.
Study 10, Hebrews 7:1-10- https://www.docdroid.net/7bT8mRZ/study-10-docx
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