THREE CHRISTMAS CARDS
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THREE CHRISTMAS VERSES
AGAPE – GOD’S LOVE FOR MAN
The biblical passage below shows God’s love for Man. No one is his right sense will give his own son to be slain by others. But God did. A father will die to protect his son. God gave His own Son. That’s how deep and intense God’s love is for us. In total humility and sacrifice, God, all powerful, creator of all that is, gave His very own Son to be crucified on the cross to save us from our sin. This Theology of Salvation is the core of our Christian faith, the essence of Christmas. We adore you oh Child of Bethlehem for Your gift of salvation.for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that all who believe in Him may not perish and may have life eternal for God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save it through Him
RESCUE FROM DARKNESS
700 years before the birth of Christ, Isaiah predicted the birth of Jesus, comparing it to the time in the Old Testament when the Assyrians fooled the Israelites into an alliance which would later end up in their subjugation and slavery. It was the era of darkness. But God, through Isaiah, promised the coming of the Light which would conquer the darkness, hope in a time of despair. This is the essence of Christmas. We adore you oh Child of Bethlehem for Your gift of salvation.
the people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light glow in the valley of death anguish has taken wing darkness is overcome gloom and distress have vanished You bring great rejoicing Lord You have smashed the yoke that burdens us the pole on our shoulders the whip of the slave master
Diary on a Pilgrimage On the fourth day of my pilgrimage to Fatima from Lisbon, a drizzle drove me to seek shelter in a farmer’s sheep’s shed. That drizzle was a blessing. It opened my eyes to a cosmic view of the Birth of Jesus, how the Lord of the cosmos, of the countless stars within billions of galaxies, could be born in a manger meant not for humans but for baby sheep. In that shed, that strange silent night, I discovered the essence of Christmas. We adore you oh Child of Bethlehem for Your gift of salvation.
it was not a dream that drove me to take wings but a nightmare now I prayed to Him to guide me through the cruel world out there as I did not know the ‘way’ on the fourth day, there was a slight drizzle so I asked a farmer if I could sleep in his sheep’s shed the shed had a certain sheep odor that was a bit offensive all of a sudden, the birth of Jesus came to me in a flash the drizzle was perhaps sent by the Lord to give Light that I was asking for I suddenly realized how it defies the imagination that the Creator of the universe was humble enough to permit Himself to be born in a crib meant for new-born sheep in a sheep shed which smelled the hay of such a crib is itchy on the skin the swaddling cloth helps but still the God who made all of us did not stay in a three star inn but a no-star sheep shed His power must be awesome and limitless to be able to do this the omnipotent God in total humility born in a manger at whose side powerful kings and winged angels knelt in adoration He set an example on that first Christmas 2,000 years ago to be able to save all of us that is my short and simple Christmas story