Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Birthday for Jesus

A young girl many years ago got the shock of her life when an angel came to her to say she would have a child and call his name Jesus. Now Mary was engaged to Joseph and knew this would surely cause problems but she accepted this awesome gift anyway. Joseph at first did not understand and was tempted to leave Mary but an angel also appeared to him and told him he needed to accept this and to help Mary with her son. Mary & Joseph were given a responsibility that day and they lived up to it. This tiny infant was born in a stable, wrapped in swaddling clothes and loved by all that saw him. Three wise men came from afar bearing gifts and proclaiming this to be their King. God gave his son to become an infant and live on this earth to be an example for how we should live, then he had him die for our sins so we could live eternally with HIM. All we are asked to do is to accept this wonderful gift of grace. I accept---do you??? Merry Christmas-Happy Birthday Jesus!

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