I want to tell you about one last Christmas event that I attended. Earlier in the week, another one of my good friends from work, Jimbo, suggested that I check out a show called "The Night the Angels Sang" at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills. I was easily sold on the idea, so I bought tickets for the Saturday show at 2:00. It was amazing! The Gospel of Jesus was represented in a performance that had it all -- Broadway-quality singing, dancing, and acting, live animals, costumes, spectacular stagecraft. I got completely wrapped up in the majesty and emotion of it all. This was a perfect way to spend the weekend before Christmas. It really captured the reason for the season in glorious detail.
Another thing that I really love about the holiday season is the greeting cards that the mailman brings. Here are some of my favorites from this year. Wishing you a stocking full of joy and a hearth full of love. Enjoy your celebrations! May God bless you! Merry Christmas!
"When the angels had left them and gone into heaven,
the shepherds said to one another, 'Let’s go to Bethlehem
and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.'
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby,
who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word
concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it
were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up
all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen,
which were just as they had been told."