Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"That's what Christmas is all about"

Here is the present dance picture from yesterday's story.

 I still havent decided if I'm really going to encourage the whole Santa thing.  But someone likes to talk to "Bo Bo" so we keep sitting on his lap.  She goes in to long drawn out stories that I'm sure Santa has no clue what she's saying.  We havent got the picture they took yet (Walgreens had straws for $.39 so we went there Saturday) because their photo printer was down, but that's ok, they let me use my camera.  When we were there, Emily was the only little kid in the whole store and so everyone thought it was adorable.  Santa let her take the ribbon off a box they were using for decoration.  I think she may have been pointing out the pillow pets to him at one point (she gets so excited about them her daddy asked me the other night if she was getting one....was the last thing I got for her but I did get one, hope she likes the monkey!)

And even though I'm currently at a loss for current memories, we need to remember what all this hoopla is really about.  That first Christmas, that baby lying in the manger, that came to save the world.  And to quote Linus "That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown"  So take a minute and enjoy reading a bit of the greatest story ever told.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4And 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:)

5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And 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.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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