Christmas Countdown - Day 1

Joy to the world!
The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and Heaven and nature sing.

You've probably heard those words sung once or twice, or maybe a thousand times, at Christmastime. To me, the words that jump out are "Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature sing".

I love to sing, I actually find myself singing a lot, every day. I love to listen to and sing Christmas songs. Usually I'll begin the Christmas song singing right after Thanksgiving and I go through until after the new year.

Singing those songs bring back a lot of memories of my mother, Phyllis. Mom went to heaven almost two years ago and I miss her but I have a treasure chest of memories of her and one of those treasures is of her love for music and singing. At Christmastime our home was filled with music, especially the songs that Johnny Mathis sang.  And, yes, I still sing them today, over sixty years later. This morning when I looked out my window and saw the layer of snow in my yard a line from one of those songs came to mind, "over the ground lies a mantle of white, a heaven of diamonds etc."
At Christmastime the songs I sing remind me of Jesus, they remind me to make room for Him.

Did you know that Jesus actually chose to be born, laying aside His equality with God; the bible tells us that He would be called Emmanuel, God with us. He became one of us. He did that so we would realize that we could know Him and even become like Him. He wanted all of us to know that He wasn’t some distant entity.

During the busyness of the Christmas season I hope that you’ll be aware of Jesus’ love for you, I hope that you’ll have moments of peace in your heart because you’ll sense that His presence is there and I pray that you’ll take time to enjoy not only the season but you’ll also enjoy Him. God Bless You and Merry Christmas.
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Elaine Bompart - December 24th, 2021 at 7:43am

Happy Very Blessed Christmas Eve Morning PG and PC … Thank you for such encouraging words throughout this week…..those words mean so much to so many because they are the true meaning of Christmas. ❤️❤️❤️

Kim zevits - December 24th, 2021 at 8:20am

I have to laugh because Elaine said what I was going to say! During this busy week thank you for taking the time to feed us daily! God bless you and your family this Christmas and alway!💜😊

Debbie oberhausen - December 24th, 2021 at 9:12am

Thank you for this beautiful message of love.

Phil W. - December 24th, 2021 at 12:12pm

Thank you for the message Pastor. Merry Christmas from my family to yours, may more be called to the real meaning, in Jesus name.

Wandris Cooke - December 24th, 2021 at 1:02pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Happy healthy & abundantly blessed New Year! Happy birthday Jesus!

Dorcas Bryant - December 24th, 2021 at 2:21pm

I’m dearly loved by Jesus! The best Christmas gift ever! Thank you pastor George for this reminder. Merry Christmas to you and your family