Heavenly Gift Card

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© Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

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Are you ready for Christmas?  I guess that depends on what I mean by “Christmas.”

Is your shopping done?  Have you gotten all the gifts on your list?  If not, you’re not ready for Christmas.  It takes quite an organized person to bring this about.  You still have nine days to shop, select necessary items, make catalog purchases, order gifts online, and perhaps have time remaining to gift wrap, package, ship out, then take a deep breath of relief.  You’ve got it all in hand.  You’ve done your duty–to family and friends.

On the other handare you ready for Christmas?  Are you ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ? 

No shopping list needed, no gifts to buy, no weeks of shopping ahead, no hurrying and scurrying here and there in a frantic rush amid the masses.  All you need is an open heart and a listening ear . . .Jesus is calling.

Do you hear the music?  Listen…with your heart and spirit:

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O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

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For Christ is born of Mary; and gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

O morning stars together proclaim the holy birth;

And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

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How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

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O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.  Amen

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Father, we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ…

Your Heavenly gift to us so long ago on that dark night in Bethlehem town.  No one heard His coming as Mary gave birth in a lowly manger.   The angels heralded the news to meek souls below, as they told us that a Savior was born, which was Christ our Lord.  As we sing praises and glory to you this Christmas day, we give thanks for this precious Child, our King.  Come into our hearts, abide with us, O Lord, be born in us today!  In His dear name we pray, amen.

Are you truly ready for Christmas?  May we join together and say a heartfelt amen to that.

AMEN!   🙂

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10 comments on “Heavenly Gift Card

  1. Patty B says:

    AMEN – I am ready – glad you are too!

  2. What a wonderful Christmas message ! You’re so spiritually in tune! I hope u don’t mind if I share my Christmas message with u here since I don’t wish to post it & don’t have your personal email address ~

    Merry Christmas Faithful Ones, Friends & Loved Ones:
    At the beginning of this rich and meaningful holiday season, I ask myself, “How will you celebrate what Christmas really means this year? “ Mentally I go through my catalog of reasons why this Christmas would be “different.” I have come up with quite a reasonable amount of reasons why this year things WILL be somewhat different or, might require a bit of “tweeking.” Until, I somberly go over that list and realize, again, that consecration of Self has no season or clime. A manger and fresh hay was sufficient for the Holy Child to begin his earthly sojourn in, and the consecration of all his life. That some swaddling clothes [strips of cloth] and enough warmth was sufficient for the King of kings to feel watched over, and that a few humble souls to welcome him with pure awareness was sufficient purpose to have heavenly angels spring forth in glorious hallelujahs and have his Identity known.
    I don’t believe any one of us had less, and, now have a thousand times more. I admit, it’s nice to have more of certain things but, it isn’t always better, for, much of those things can become distractions or idols. The world is suffering from too little of what WE could and should have so much more of, i.e. kindness, patience, time, faith, hope, trust, and goodness. Are we celebrating what Christmas really means?
    Elaine Cannon once observed: “People can be obedient like Mary, be defenders of Christ like Joseph, share the good news like angels, humbly seek the Lord like the shepherds, go to great lengths to bring gifts like the Wise Men. Also, filled with the glowing Spirit of God, they can guide others to Christ like the Star of Bethlehem!”
    I believe we’re all seeking and trying and achieving to reach the righteous desires of our hearts, and that we’ll continue to. This Season take the time to light a candle for every man to see the world of promise and hope where the Holy One awaits their welcome, the path of purpose and, the awakening to their true identity. Be that shepherd or shepherdess that celebrates Christ’s birth, life and resurrection every day whether it’s December or July.
    I pray your celebrations be filled with sufficient health, peace, faith, hope and the incomparable fruit of LOVE that is available to us in Him.
    Have a Wonderful Season of Holiness!
    Your faithful sister & friend ~

    Debbie Avila

    • What a soul-inspiring message, Debbie! Thank you for sharing with us all. I am going to post this on our blog and let it take priority on its own page here.

      Such a spirit-filled sister you are! Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your family on this advent season. Much hope and joy in the coming year as we focus our lives on our Shepherd, Jesus Christ the Lord.

      Shalom
      Jeanne

  3. Rebecca says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. ~Blessings and a very Merry Christmas~

    • Rebecca, super happy you enjoyed this post. Many joyful moments to you and your family this Christmas and a rich New Year of special memories. Shalom

      Am adding your blog to my follow list; must see what you are about! 🙂
      Jeanne

    • Blessings, Rebecca! It is with joy I greet you and thank the Lord for your support here. Your blog is a great resource for me and am recommending it to others.

      Hugs-galore Christmas and much joy and happiness in the coming year.
      Jeanne

  4. seashoremary says:

    Jeanne, I love the new website! It’s gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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