Merry Christmas

“That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior–yes, the Messiah, the Lord–has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others–the armies of heaven–praising God:

‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to all whom God favors.’ “

Luke 2:8-14, New Living Translation

And now I’ve totally alienated most of my readers, I’ll wish anyone left a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – God bless y’all 🙂

7 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. sarah says:

    no you haven’t – you’re probably the only person I know who does Christmas properly, and goes for the real significance of the whole thing.

    Have a good one, you Christian, you *grin*

  2. Lori says:

    Hope yesterday was a good one for you! (ps. It’s a little off topic but I just noticed that this place has now referred more people to my site than Scaryduck!)

  3. Chris says:

    That’ll mostly be me, then, I’d have thought.

  4. sarah says:

    (lori, I’ve noticed too that Chris here is my top referer, and unless he sits at home clicking links repeatedly, it can’t *all* be him – Chris, are you a secret internet superstar we don’t know about?)

  5. nayf says:

    He’s mine, too – although that may be because he’s the only one who links to me 🙂

  6. Chris says:

    I’m a top internet celebrity Stalker. A virtual Avid Merrion, if you will 🙂 I don’t know why I’d be top referer, to be honest – I use my links list to jump to other blogger’s sites, and I probably check once or twice a day, but that shouldn’t really be enought to make me top referer… Weirdness. (Hmm… maybe it’s a blogroll thing – I don’t use it, but most other people do…)

  7. Lyle says:

    Belated Season’s Bleatings. And no, not alienated at all.

    Hope it was good, and see you soon.