The Reason for the Season

 

Where would Christmas be without the reason for our celebration? The Victorians promoted church going, charity giving, and the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. The true Christmas story as recorded in the Bible was their most important reading of the season.  

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

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 Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: (because he was of the house and lineage of David)

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

And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manager; because there was no room for them at 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 Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  

                              My Gift

  What can I give Him

  Poor as I am?

  If I were a shepherd,

  I would give Him a lamb,

  If I were a Wise Man,

  I would do my part-   But what can I give Him,

  Give my heart.

   

Christmas Bells                                                                                    The time draws near the birth of Christ:

  The moon is hid, the night is still;

  The Christmas bells from hill to hill

  Answer each other in the mist.  

  Four voices of four hamlets round,

  From far and near, on mead and moor, 

  Swell out and fail, as if a door

                                                                                                            Were shut between me and the sound;

Each voice four changes on the wind,

That now dilate, and now decrease;

Peace and good will, good will and peace;

Peace and good will, to all mankind

 

Hang Up The Baby’s Stocking

  Hang up the baby’s stocking

  Be sure you don’t forget!

The dear little dimpled darling,

  She never saw Christmas yet!

  But I’ve told her all about it,

  And she opened her big blue eyes;

  And I’m sure she understood it-

  She looked so funny and wise.

Dear, what a tiny stocking!

  It doesn’t take much to hold

Such little pink toe’s as baby’s

Away from the frost and the cold

But then, for the baby’s Christmas,

It will never do at all.

Why! Santa wouldn’t be looking

For anything half so small.  

I know what I will do for the baby.

I’ve thought of the very best plan.

I’ll borrow a stocking of Grandma’s,

The longest that ever I can

And you’ll hang it by mine, dear mother,

Right here in the corner so!

And leave a letter to Santa,

And fasten it in the toe.  

Write-this is the baby’s stocking,

That hangs in the corner here.

You never have seen her, Santa,

For she only came this year

But she’s just the blessed’st baby.

And now before you go,

Just cram her stocking with goodies,

From the top clean down to the toe!

 

From Little Women

"Merry Christmas, little daughters! I’m glad you began at once, and hope

you will keep on. But I want to say one word before we sit down. Not far

away from here lies a poor woman with a little new-born baby. Six children

are huddled into one bed to keep from freezing, for they have no fire.

There is nothing to eat over there; and the oldest boy comes to tell me

they are suffering hunger and cold. My girls, will you give them your breakfast

as a Christmas present?"

  

 

May we all find the gift of charity, giving and celebration of the Christ Child!

Christmas Blessings to one and all of my dear Spaces friends…may your hearts be filled with joy and peace!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Windows Live
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 16:32:46

    Wonderful post my dear, tried to send you a smileygreeting but your site would not take it, so,Merry Chreistmas Rhonda, from my home to yours, wishing you Health & Happiness, Hugs always, B

    Reply

  2. Curtis
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 16:34:18

    Amen to that Rhonda, amen to that. May you have peace,joy , and his deepest blessing for this day of remembering. Hugs to you

    Reply

  3. Angel eyes
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 17:53:20

    so presious dear rhonda every blessing to you and your dear familySincerely angel eyes hugs and kisses Emma darling

    Reply

  4. Robin
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 20:23:05

    A beautiful post, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas & God bless, Robin

    Reply

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