The true meaning of Christmas…

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.   (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.   And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)   To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.   And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.   And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.   And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.   And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.   And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.

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3 comments for “The true meaning of Christmas…

  1. December 25, 2008 at 5:12 am

    I never get tired of reading that story. Unbelievable love.

    Jason, I’m a longtime reader and fan of your site. I don’t think I’ve every commented but I wanted to take the opportunity today to wish you a Blessed Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Keep up the good (and no doubt hard) work!

  2. December 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks Bob, hope your day was enjoyable. God Bless and thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. John Tholen
    December 30, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Jason, thanks for reminding us what Christmas is all about. The impact that one birth made on our world is breathtaking – as Bob put it well, unbelievable love.

    I just discovered your site today, and even though I’m invested in the Nikon system, I really enjoy it. Thank you.

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