Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Little Snow & A Lot of Smiles


I wonder how many people across south and southeast Texas went a little berserk over the snow fall yesterday? I know I did. Everyone was outside laughing and smiling. Joy was all around.

It really takes so little to bring joy and warmth to those around us, as we are living in hard times for many people, try to think of ways to bring kindness, peace, joy, faith, hope, and love wherever you go.

As we near the day we celebrate the birth of our King, let's be Kingdom minded. We can renew our hearts and mind in the Word, we can be filled with His love for even the people we consider unlovable - we just pray to be filled with His love, ask the Holy Spirit to guard your lips against unkind words as well as gossip. It can be easy to fall into gossip while visiting without ever meaning to do so.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. 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 firstborn, 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 angel 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." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

8 comments:

Siesta OC said...

I loved your post, very weel written and so pleasant and TRUE! I loved that you stopped by my blog - I don't have a lot of visitors, it practically knocked me over.
I am just so blessed to hear from women, I don't know and are all over the country.
What a joy.

Blessing to you and yours in Him,
Siesta OC

luvmy4sons said...

Oh yes Lord guard my lips! I love your Christmas scripture!

Karen said...

it just makes my heart sing! The story of His birth never grows old.

May you have a most wonderful day!

love,
karen

Linda said...

I was thrilled Annette. I think this is only the second time in 26 years of living here that we've seen snow (of course we saw lots and lots of it when we lived up north).
Thanks for this very wise word.

Wendy said...

Snow is fun - especially when it's falling gently - big fluffy flakes, or wet enough to make a snowman. Then - its better once its' melted.
Glad you had this experience. Joy to the world!

littlerad said...

Thank you for all the great comments that you leave for me... I love the story of the birth of Jesus... Thank you for sharing...
Connie
GBU

Lopsided Halo said...

Hey Girl!! I loved your post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! It was great to meet you...I'll def. stop by again and read your entries :) Merry Christmas :)

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