Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Season of Christmas

To everything there is a season,
And the season of Christmas is upon us.

It is a time for Traditions,
passed lovingly from one generation to the next;

A time for Reflection,
as another year ends and a new one begins;

A time of Joy and Adoration,
as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord;

A time for the Music of Christmas,
that warms our hearts and stirs our souls;

A time for Gathering -- of families, friends, and loved ones;

And a time to Remember those who are no longer with us,
but who will always live in our hearts and in our memories;

A time for Hope and a time for Peace ... and a time for remembering
with sincere gratitude our servicemen and women who risk their lives
every day so that we may continue to have Hope and Peace.

May God protect them as they protect us, and bless them and their families for the sacrifices they make for us, especially at this time of year.

The Season of Christmas is a time for Prayer and Thanksgiving, and I'd like to share this Christmas Prayer, which, I think, says it all ...

"A Christmas Prayer"

Lord, we welcome You into our hearts and homes.

Bless us with Your peace,
Fill us with Your joy, and
Surround us with Your love.

We celebrate You and thank You for coming. Amen.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, sending you many, many warm hugs today and always. You are a blessing in my life!

Merry Christmas...


Sheila :-)

Tonja said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this wilth us. God bless you and yours!

Stacey said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Loui said...

How beautifully you've summed it all up..the reason for the season..
thanks for the beautiful post..
May your heart and home be blessed by the joy of Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Beth at Aunties said...

As always, Perfectly said...
I am also sending you a warm hug and wish you much joy this Christmas.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Merry Christmas, Janie!

Pam said...

Beautiful post. Merry Christmas.