MERRY *CHRIST*MAS!!

I was planning to blog more often during this break. 😀  However, God has given me a few other writing projects that have taken a significant amount of my time.  So, I didn’t have time to finish what I had originally planned to write today.  I guess the biggest thing I hope everyone remembers this holiday is that Christmas is truly about Easter.  Jesus lived to die.  And because He died and rose again, all those who simply trust Him can have eternal, guiltless life.  That changes everything!  Meditate on these incredible lyrics.  This is what Jesus came to earth to do.  This is why we celebrate, because this is what Christmas is all about.

::O Come, O Come, Emmanuel::
John Mason Neale

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, our Wisdom from on high,
Who ordered all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, oh, come, our Lord of might,
Who to your tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times gave holy law,
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come O Rod of Jesse’s stem,
From ev’ry foe deliver them
That trust your mighty pow’r to save;
Bring them in vict’ry through the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav’nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, our Dayspring from on high,
And cheer us by your drawing nigh,
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease,
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

::She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.::
Matthew 1.21

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About Joe Eaton

I praise God that my standing before Him has nothing to do with who I am or what I've done; it is found solely in the perfect life that Christ lived in my place, and His which atoned for my sin. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that IN HIM we might become the righteousness of God"..."There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

One response to “MERRY *CHRIST*MAS!!”

  1. Talitha says :

    Merry Christmas, Joe!

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