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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Missionaries

O Little Town of Bethlehem is a great carol that tells of Jesus’ birth.

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years, Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary. And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep,
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together, Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King, And Peace to men on earth

 Did you ever wonder who the first Christian missionaries were? They told everyone they saw about Jesus. It was the shepherds whom the angels appeared and then they went to see the Messiah in Bethlehem.

We are told this in Luke 2:17–18 - When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

The Good news about Jesus' birth was something to be shared!

 We have someone to share, not only a baby in the manager, but a man on the Cross, and returning King!

       O holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray;cast out our sin and enter in; be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Immanuel.

Have a good Godly day.