The Macs

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

the reason we celebrate

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David because he belonged to the house and line of David.

He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her first born, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angle said to them, "Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Luke 2:4-12

After the kids finished acting out the Christmas story they sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. There is nothing sweeter than hearing those little voices sing to Jesus!  Merry Christmas!


Blogger Aaron and Shannon said...

That is too cute! Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

Nice acting, Joel -- we're sure you were a fantastic donkey! We would like to see a live theatrical presentation of the donkey sometime -- we'll cook you dinner for it.

Seriously, though, that is the reason we celebrate. How sweet was all of that!

December 25, 2008 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Kara Janzen said...

What a CUTE angel!! Hope she was feeling better for Christmas. It was so good to see you for a while over Christmas. Hope next time we can bring the kids!

December 27, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger The Veers said...

How fun!! What an adorable angel!

December 29, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Warm n Wonderful said...

Such an adorable picture of your sweet angel child.

February 1, 2009 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your blog last night and you all have been in my thoughts and prayers all day. I started to go back and read some of your Christmas post and saw the post for "the reason we celebrate" and the picture of Cora as the angel is amazing..... I don't have any children and cannot imagine what your feelings are but I have seen your faith in your posts and know that God is right there with you. There are lots of people praying for you guys. Thank you for sharing with everyone your precious daughter.

February 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

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