An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

Let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace in which you were also called in one body and be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:15-16
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Christmas Day, Christians Celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity

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(American Catholic) On Christmas Day, the Church focuses especially on the new born Child Jesus, God became human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no other Special Saint to lead us to Christ in the manger, although His Mother Mary and Joseph caring for his foster Son, help round out the scene.

If we were to select a Patron Saint, perhaps it might be appropriate for us to imagine an anonymous shepherd, summoned to the birthplace by a wondrous and even disturbing a vision in the night–a summons from an angelic choir, promising peace and goodwill. A shepherd willing to seek out something that might be just too unbelievable to chase after and yet compelling enough to leave behind their flocks in the field and search for the mystery.

On the day of our Lord’s birth, let an ‘uncelebrity’ at the edge of the crowd, model for us the way to discover Christ in our own hearts–somewhere between skepticism, wonder, between mystery and faith. Like Mary and the Shepherds, let us treasure that discovery in our hearts.

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An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

“Do not be afraid, for see — I am bringing you news of great joy for all the people. To you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”  Luke 2:10-11
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The Birth of Jesus

In those days a decree went out from the Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was Governor of Syria, all went to their own towns to be registered.

Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the City of David called Bethlehem because he was descended from the House and Family of David, he went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and was expecting a Child. While they were there, the time came for her (Blessed Virgin Mary) to deliver her Child and she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid Him in a manger because there was no place for them in the Inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

In that region there were Shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an Angel of the Lord stood before them and the Glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified but the Angel said to them:

“Do not be afraid, for see — I am bringing you Good News of Great Joy for all the people: To you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: You will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host, praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the Highest Heaven and on earth, peace among those whom He favors.”

When the Angels had left them and gone into Heaven, the Shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”

So they went with haste and found Mary, Joseph and the Child (Jesus) lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about the Child and all who heard it were amazed at what the Shepherds told them but Mary, treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

The Shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for they had heard and seen as it had been told them. Luke 2:1-20

An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

“Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive and Bear a Son and His Name Shall be Called Emmanuel” (Which Means: God With Us) Matthew 1:23  Image Courtesy: Archbishop Jose Gomez

The Birth of Jesus The Messiah

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place this way. When His Mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with Child of the Holy Spirit and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly but as he considered this, behold an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying: “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit, she will bear a Son and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the Prophet:

“Behold a Virgin shall Conceive and Bear a Son and His name shall be called Emmanuel” (Which means: God With Us) –Isaiah 7:14

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the Angel of the Lord commanded him, he took his wife but knew her not until she had borne a Son and he called His name Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25

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An Inspiration Of Time With God On Christmas Day

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Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the Prophets but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being and He sustains all things by His powerful word. When He had made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are my Son today, I have begotten you?”

Or again: “I will be His Father and He will be My Son?”

When He brings the first born into the world He says: “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” –Hebrews 1:1-6

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Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas

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