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Oluwa
12-11-2008, 06:37 AM
I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness. John 8:12

This month the birthday of Jesus Christ will be celebrated all over the world. It will be celebrated in various ways, in many languages, by people of all races. For a few hours many in the world will stop talking of satellites, rockets and war. For a few hours they will talk of peace on earth and good will toward men. People will exchange their gifts and talk about the Prince of Peace.

Imagine the scene in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. It was the night of nights, and yet it had begun as every other night had before it,

But it was to become the greatest, most significant night of history. This was the night that would conquer darkness and bring in the day when there would be no more night. This was the night when those who sat in darkness would see a great light. This was the night God brought into the world the One who is "the light of the world."

May His light shine in your life this Christmas season!

Billy Graham - Hope for Each Day.

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May He always be the light in our hearts. I know preparing for the season.... family, guests, feasts, presents, music can be difficult for us physically. If we can't meet our expectations this season, don't be disappointed in yourself, reflect, remember Him, the light of the world.

Enjoy the season...Keep well. be well.
Love,
Oluwa

hatlady
12-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Thank you Oluwa, for helping us keep in mind that it is the season of light - for those of us who are Christian, it is the birth of the Light of the World.

As I read your post - the words of Billy Graham, I can hear "Oh Holy Night" in my head - It is also a season of music for me.

May your season be filled with comfort, joy, music and friendship - whatever your faith tradition, where ever you are.

Pretti in Pink
12-11-2008, 03:57 PM
Thanks Oluwa,

I always love it when people remember the "Christ" in Christmas. It has become so commercialized that it has become more about superficial gifts than that great gift of life that was given to us.

I echo Hatlady's sentiments, Peace to all.

Saysusie
12-15-2008, 05:46 PM
As always, Oluwa, beautiful and poignant! Thank You :lol:

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Angel Oliver
12-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Oh how lovely.

Love
Angel.xxx

Oluwa
12-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Glory to be God in the highest, and on earth peace. Luke 2:14

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 to-night.

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.


How silently, oh 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.

Where children pure and happy
Pray to the blessed Child,
Where misery cries out to thee,
Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching
And faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
And Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!

rob
12-24-2008, 08:36 AM
Very nice Oluwa. I hope you have a good Christmas!

Rob

Saysusie
12-28-2008, 08:19 PM
I sang as I read Oluwa. It is not often that we get to see all of the verses and they are lovely. Thank you, as always, for providing us with spiritual uplifting!!

Happy Holidays
Saysusie