Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008 from the Stroupe Family

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas! Today is the day we commonly celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. How great the love that gave such a precious gift to wicked sinners such as I.
Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

I see signs everywhere reminding people that "Jesus is the reason for the season". I understand that they are simply trying to counter secular attacks on Christianity, but I think those who reject Christ would be better served being told that "You are the reason for the season" For unto "you" is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. We celebrate what God has done for us, the gift he presented us in a manger in Bethlehem. How humbling to know that the God of the universe gave up his only begotten son to die in your place for your sin...













We started this morning off with prayer and devotions praising our saviour and God.













We all took turns thanking God for what he has done for us.














Reading the Nativity story. Rissy is making sure everyone is paying attention.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how great an insight is that!!!

Scott or Pam said...

Hmmm, good point!
Scott

glad2b4given said...

Love this post. I found your site by going to my profile and clicking on My Interests-No Greater Joy. I wondered who else might be out there on Blogger following the Pearls' ministry. I love the point you made here: "You are the reason for the season" For unto "you" is born this day in the city of David a Saviour. I too have 5 children. God bless you and your family.