Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

HELLO EVERYBODY!
I AM VERY VERY VERY SORRY THAT I HAVE NOT POSTED IN
A LONG TIME.
WE HAVE BEEN GETTING READY FOR
CHRISTMAS:) OH, SPEAKING OF CHRISTMAS,
IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT
CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT.
LUKE 2:7-17
"AND SHE BROUGHT FORTH HER FIRST BEGOTTEN SON, AND WRAPPED HIM IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, AND LAID HIM IN A CRATCH, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE INN.
AND THERE WERE IN THE SAME COUNTRY SHEPHERDS, ABIDING IN THE FIELD, AND KEEPING WATCH BY NIGHT OVER THEIR FLOCK. AND LO, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SHONE ABOUT THEM, AND THEY WERE SORE AFRAID.
THEN THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, 'BE NOT AFRAID: FOR BEHOLD, I BRING YOU GLAD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, THAT SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE, THAT IS, THAT UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID, A SAVIOR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD. AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN TO YOU, YE SHALL FIND THE BABE SWADDLED, AND LAID IN A CRATCH.' AND STRAIGHTWAY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL A MULTITUDE OF HEAVENLY SOLDIERS, PRASING GOD, AND SAYING 'GLORY BE TO GOD IN THE HIGH HEAVENS, AND PEACE IN EARTH, AND TOWARD MEN GOOD WILL.' AND IT CAME TO PASS WHEN THE ANGELS WERE GONE AWAY FROM THEM INTO HEAVEN, THAT THE SHEPHERDS SAID ONE TO ANOTHER, 'LET US GO THEN UNTO BETHLEHEM, AND SEE THIS THING THAT IS COME TO PASS, WHICH THE LORD HATH SHOWED UNTO US.' SO THEY CAME WITH HASTE, AND FOUND BOTH MARY AND JOSEPH AND THE BABE LAID IN THE CRATCH. AND WHEN THEY HAD SEEN IT, THEY PUBLISHED ABROAD THE THINGS THAT WAS TOLD THEM OF THAT CHILD. AND ALL THAT HEARD IT, WONDERED AT THE THINGS WHICH WERE TOLD THEM OF THE SHEPHERDS. BUT MARY KEPT ALL THOSE SAYINGS, AND PONDERED THEM IN HER HEART. AND THE SHEPHERDS RETURNED GLORIFYING AND PRAISING GOD, FOR ALL THAT THEY HAD HEARD AND SEEN, AS IT WAS SPOKEN UNTO THEM."

I THANK GOD THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY SON..JESUS CHRIST,
TO DIE FOR HIS ELECT.
NOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS IS NOT ABOUT GETTING
STUFF,(EVEN I STRUGGLE WITH THAT.)
BUT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT JESUS' BIRTH.:)
WE NEED TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT!
AND TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT JESUS DIED FOR HIS ELECT.
THAT IS WHAT TO REMEMBER.

THANKS FOR READING.
PLEASE COMMENT!
I WON'T BE POSTING AGAIN UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.
-NATE







7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hi Nate,
This is a really good post. I like the fact that you quoted from scripture, there is no better way to give the story behind where we get Christmas then how it has been recorded for us by the inspired word of God.

I hope y'all have a very blessed Christmas this year.

Rebecca Marie

Anonymous said...

Nathan,

Great post! You are a great blessing to this family! We thank God for you!

Your Dad...

Autumn said...

Hi Nate!!!
I'll be looking forward to your post in January!!!

Happy New Year!!!
-Autumn

Anonymous said...

Hi Nathan! Sorry it took so long to visit your blog...looks like you are doing a great job with it! I wanted to thank you for the Ninja Turtles video and action figures...they brought back a lot of memories (it was your mom who let me watch the cartoon at her house when I was little! ;} haha). Thank you for the thought. I hope you and the family had a great Christmas! Take care!

Love, Ashley

Tony C said...

Great post...puts things in perspective.

Happy New Years!

Sarah said...

Hi!! I am one of your sister's followers, and the daughter of Jess Stanfield. (he came and preached at your church after the VA conference. that was a good post!

Nate said...

REBECCA-
THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING,:)
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.



DAD-
THANKS DAD FOR COMMENTING
ON MY BLOG, I APPRECIATE IT,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.


AUTUMN-
THANKS AUTUMN,
I AM SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN
ON YOUR BLOG IN A WHILE,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.


ASHLEY-
THANKS ASHLEY FOR COMMENTING ON
MY BLOG,AND TELL JOSH THAT I SAID HI, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

TONY C-
THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING ON MY
BLOG, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND


SARAH-
OH YES, I REMEMBER YOU,:)
THANKS FOR COMMENTING.

-NATE