In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, Whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, Whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
~ Christina Georgina Rossetti
No matter that hatred and division abounds in our world today, there is Love.
No matter what swirls in our world all dark, there is Light.
And in that there is Hope in Jesus.
No matter how small or fragile we may each feel in our personal lives, as well as in our global community with problems and situations large, we each can make a difference when our hearts turn to the God who loves us so much that He came, lived, loved and then died to not only save us from our wretched sins but to make an unforgettable point that we can’t ignore.
He loves us so much He would die for us.
And if that isn’t an amazing gift, nothing else ever will be.
Michael and I wish you and your loved ones a holiday season filled with peace, joy, good moments to remember always and lots and lots of hope, good health, happy marriages, ever deepening relationships, and the everlasting love of God.
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.
John 3:16 The Message
Blessings for the New Year 2016. May there be peace in our hearts and peace on earth as we gift the world with our love emanating from God’s love for us.
Until I see you on the blog next year, Merry Christmas dear ones…