Sunday, December 27, 2009

Peace on Earth

"And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!' " (Luke 2:1-14 NKJV) Peace, love, hope, and salvation for the world came into the world on a night long ago. Let each one of us be an instrument for carrying these forward every day. A change starts with just one person, just like it did hundreds of years ago! Love, Beau


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Beau, We hope you and your mom had a wonderful Christmas, but we are sure you did, as you remembered Christ's birth.

The Army of Four said...

Rejoice! Our Savior is born!
Merry Christmas to you and your people, Beau. Thank you for delivering your sermons to us each Sunday; we always look forward to them and feel so uplifted! (So does our mom!)
Tail wags,