Joy to the World

From the 2nd Chapter of Luke:

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Shepherd

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Angel

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 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.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Holy Family

17 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. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.Wise Men Worship

Matthew 2: 1,2:

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Christ Child

“Wise men still seek Him. Wise men still worship Him.”

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) There is only one path leading to heaven, eternal life and forgiveness of sin … Jesus Christ.

Nativity

“Joy to the world, Christ the Savior is born.”

4 thoughts on “Joy to the World

  1. He is our joy.
    This is beautiful, Kim. I hope you and your loved ones had a lovely Christmas.
    I am so happy to have met you this year, and I look forward to continuing to share the journey, my friend.
    My word for 2015 is wonder, popped out at me everywhere this month, including many verses. Our Savior is The Wonder, and I cannot wait to see how He will reveal Himself in new ways this next chapter.
    All my love.
    Happy New Year…many blessings!
    xoxo

    1. Thank you so much for your continuous kind words. I am thrilled to have met you as well. I think it should be added to our bucket lists – that we will meet someday! Wonder is a fabulous word for 2015 and I can’t wait to see the wonder of it all in your photographs. Have a wonderful New Year, sweet friend.

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