I Love Christmas!

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Excited faces glowed as the shepherd boys scurried to the place where the angels had told them a babe had been born.  This babe was Christ the Lord, the Savior of the world.   I wonder what their thoughts were as they approached the manger where this babe lay.  I’ve tried to plunk myself into their place as they stood looking upon this newly born baby.  How could this little one be the Savior, the Christ?   He’s just a plain baby.  No, the angels had told them this was Christ the Lord.  A Savior?  Yes!

What awe must have filled their hearts!  Did they merely nod to Mary and Joseph, or did they tell them the angels’ story?   Did they bow low as they walked to the manger? Did they reach in and touch his hand?  Did they gaze into the eyes of their Lord in wonder? Did the Babe smile at their bewildered stares?  Oh, my…the wonder of it all.  I just can’t take it in.

There is a song that filled my spirit as I pondered all this:   Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul.  I know this melody is meant for repentance and redeeming grace, but I think my heart would have felt these words as I looked down upon this baby boy in wonderment, trying to take it all in… especially the first verse and beginning of the chorus.

“O what a wonderful, wonderful day – day I will never forget;
After I’d wandered in darkness away, Jesus my Savior I met.
O what a tender, compassionate friend – He met the need of my heart;
Shadows dispelling, With joy I am telling, He made all the darkness depart.

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul! ”

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I love Christmas!  It’s the grandest birthday party we’ll ever attend!

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill to mankind. 

Amen”

11 comments on “I Love Christmas!

  1. Beautiful, Jeanne, as always. Hope your Christmas was blessed beyond measure!

    • Knowing your Christmas was awesome and blessings over-abundant. Have you seen the new Hobbit movie?

      Looking forward to more excellent posts on your blog one of these days. The Lord uses everyone who presents for duty. Prayers on your very special mission at home at present. 🙂

  2. To ALL those who have clicked on the like button, left a comment, or merely read this post, I fondly thank you for your time and interest. With all our close contacts and other issues, I realize time is fleeting and we all have many things to do, especially during this Christmas season.

    Besides my replies on the comments, I also give a warm-and-fuzzie to:
    Betty, Josey, Susan, Butch, Dicky, Shannon, Bernice, SecretAngel, Patty, Susie, Debbie & Andy.

    God bless you all for your blessings to me throughout this past year!
    Jeanne

  3. I love that song “Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul”, Jeanne. I remember practicing this song with my church choir when I was in college. Yes, Christmas is definitely the grandest birthday party we’ll ever attend. It is mind-boggling and exceedingly exhilirating. Blessings, Dee

    • Martha, thank you so much for your reblog! Your generous support here has been wonderful and especially encouraging. God’s best to you and your family this Christmas season.

      Hugs,
      Jeanne

  4. My Friend, this is Wonderful!

    Wing His Words,
    Pam

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