Sunday, December 25, 2011

CHRISTMAS DAY



Christmas Day here has been a bright sunny day and we (Paul and I) have made the most of it having a quiet restful day enjoying the warmth of the sun and knowing we have God's Blessings..
 To all my blogging friends I send you Greeting and Blessing for Christmas may you have just the most perfect day possible with family and friends. Thank you for all the messages received it has helped to know we have had the thoughts and prayers of friends.
Our family phoned to exchange greetings and share news of their travels they are away in their motor home for several weeks. it is the Summer holidays here and school it out till the end of January.
With all the upheaval of the flood and everything moved round the house I have not put up the big tree this year, only this little one has come out and found a corner in the dinning room, In the half light with the lights turned down it glistens and the blue shades look deeper. To me this tree is the Night sky over Bethlehem  It just need a star above it.
I wanted something special to share for Christmas and found this in my collection I don't know where I got it from however  it is written by Desmond Gilliland........
God made a star and said to all wise men and children wise and all wise women too.  Follow the Star throughout another year. Follow with love and hope and faith - how has the journey been for you?
God left a star. Where is the star now at the dark year's turning, with mists of doubt and clouds across the moon?
Yet we move on, from habit and from yearning, glimpsing the star again, and limping on, until, ahead, a huddled shack, a dim light burning, and the clouds part, and we are running, running towards a great Star. Towards the great Star and the starlit stable, Kneeling, we know that life is love. And love is God, and God has come among us!
Outside the star has gone. The sky  is dark above.    But out of our faith and from the stable's treasure God makes a Star and says to  all wise men, and women wise and all wise children too..........
'Follow the Star throughout another year. Follow its light with a step and true. Follow and it will guide you home again'
God makes- Oh Look! A Star.
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And in the words we sang this morning... Love came down at Chritmas.

 
Happy Christmas everyone.

8 comments:

jeyanthi said...

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday and a blessed New Year.

Mouse said...

hope you have a wonderful christmas and a merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Anne said...

Merry Christmas!! Wishing you all the best!

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Mary Joan said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Your little tree is beautiful, with the birds nesting at the bottom.
I was sorry to hear about the flooding in your home. I pray that everything will be dried out and that everything will be back to normal soon.
I loved the "Follow the Star throughout another year". Thank you for sharing this with us.

Love and ((Hugs))
Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Listochek said...

Lee,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! Happy Holidays!!!

Annette said...

Oh what a beautiful passage from Desmond Gilliland. I have not heard of this before and it rings true. Thank you Lee, and Happy Christmas and New Year to you and Paul. I keep you both in my prayers. Annette

geeky Heather said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!