Tuesday, December 24

Merry Christmas

Dear friends, I wish I could have invited you all to our Christmas party this week.

Most of all, though I wish that we would all respond to the invitation to accept the greatest gift of all this Christmas--the gift of Immanuel, God with us.

In the first light of a new day
No one knew He had arrived.
Things continued as they had been
While a newborn softly cried.
But the heavens, wrapped in wonder,
Knew the meaning of His birth--
In the weakness of a baby,
They knew God had come to earth.

As His mother held Him closely,
It was hard to understand
That her baby, not yet speaking,
Was the Word of God to man.
He would tell them of His kingdom,
But their hearts would not believe.
They would hate Him and in anger
They would nail Him to a tree.

But the sadness would be broken
As the song of life arose,
And the firstborn of Creation
Would ascend and take His throne.
He had left it to redeem us,
But before His life began,
He knew He'd come back, not as a baby,
But as the Lord of every man.

Hear the angels as they're singing
On the morning of His birth,
But how much greater will their song be
When He comes again to earth!

                                    --Bob Kauflin

Merry Christmas and much love to you this Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas! A beautiful post.

  2. Merry Christmas Dear Friend, Our Party is ready to start in a wee bit ourselves :)
    So Happy and excited!!
    Blessings, Roxy

  3. Beautiful post, Richella! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy!

  4. A beautiful post, just like you and your heart. May you and yours have a most joyous Christmas!

  5. You look beautiful in that photo in your dining room. Merry Christmas!

  6. It all looks fantastic...including you Richella! Hope you had a blessed Christmas. My best friend passed on to Jesus yesterday on Christmas! She and I had been friends for over 34 years. Because she knew Jesus she is with him, and also re-united with her husband of nearly 40 years. We will all miss her so very much...but we know we will see her again!

    We will do our family gathering tomorrow. I always enjoy having everyone here together.
    Blessings to you and yours in the New Year Richella!

    Love, Linda

  7. Beautiful post, Merry Christmas Richella!!!


  8. Very funny Christmas! I love them!
    Wonderful photos, exquisite!
    Searching for beauty and find hope
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

  9. Very competent housewife, ready for Christmas so much fine food, I believe that you and your family a happy holiday too.


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