Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday Morning Poetry

Under the Tree

Luke 2

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. And 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. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Merry Christmas, friends.

29 comments:

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Relyn!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful indeed.
Much love and many blessings
Love Jeanne

meeta said...

Merry Christmas Relyn, to you and to your lovely family. May all your days be merry and bright, filled with laughter and joys, may your trials be easy, may your rewards be satisfying, May u have enough, enough of what is to be given, enough what is needed, enough to give and enough to enjoy, Stay blessed :)

Love, laughter and joy to u,

hugs,

Meeta :)

Suz said...

Merry Christmas
blessings

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn!

Claire said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn!

Cxx

Jeanie said...

I send belated Christmas wishes to you and your family on this Boxing Day. The holidays sort of ran away with me and now I take great joy in my catch up!

I would say I hope your holiday was beautiful -- but I already know it was! Merriest, belatedly.

Connie said...

Dropping by to thank you for all your lovely photos and posts...always, always inspiring!
Wishing you a Wonderful New Year! Much love and peace, Connie

Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear Relyn!

Joanna said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Relyn (sorry I'm a bit late!).

xxx

Writer Lady said...

Beautiful Christmas post. Thanks for visiting my site. Merry Christmas to you and all you love - with a little left over for those you don't love at all. (smile)

Sarah said...

Reading these words takes me straight back to primary school where I think I first heard them.
A happy Christmas to you and your family Relyn! x

miruspeg said...

Wishing you all the very best for the holiday season my friend!
Hugs
Peggy xxxxx

GraceGal said...

Thanks for stopping by Relyn. Have a wonderful end of 2011

elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn!

Amy said...

Merry Christmas Relyn (it is, after all, the 3rd day of Christmas! :) . . . with much love!

dulcy said...

Hello Friend! Hope your much needed time off and Christmas holiday has been wonderful.... You're such a dear to leave sweet comments on my blog. Have a lovely time at your ornament party, and give "happys" from me to all my Thomas pals....
xoxo
dulcy

S. Etole said...

Blessings for the coming New Year.

Sandy K. said...

Christmas blessings - now and all year long. Stop by any time:). Tea or coffee?

Kuki... said...

Relyn...
Thank you for your beautiful comment. My husband and I returned today from a NC Christmas spent with our daughter and grandson. Hope your Christmas was joyous!

emily wierenga said...

merry christmas dear relyn... you are such a blessing. e.

rachel awes said...

merry christmas + happy new year, dear friend. i am so grateful to be beside you into 2012. i am deeply grateful for your encouragement + kindness.
xox

alexa said...

With very best wishes for 2012, and many thanks for all your lovely inspiration.

Jennifer RIchardson said...

much love to you, dear Relyn:)
-Jen

tricia said...

stopping by to wish you all the very best in 2012! xo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Merry Christmas Relyn! Hope it was a wonderful one and wishing you all joy and happiness in 2012!

xo Mary Jo

gkgirl said...

Hey there cutie....
I just wanted to stop by and wish you all the best in the
New year...I have always loved coming by here...
Xo

tinajo said...

Just coming by to wish you a great start of 2012! :-)

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