In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.

He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1: 1-14 (NIV)

JW's thoughts: Without Jesus there would be no Christmas. Without Him as Savior there would be no way out of the despair of sin. The lost would not be found. The dead would not live again. A baby Deity came so "that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:17), but only if we believe in the one who came.

Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19


  1. Thanks for this, Teresa. Hope you have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas.


  2. Thank you and Merry Christmas

  3. Enjoyed the post. Thank you. Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holidays.

  4. Too many people live for the moment and do not take the time to ponder and hide in their heart things God shows them. Let us leave the business of the season and take the time to realize the importance of the season.

    Stephen Tremp

  5. LOVED the post and the music...
    Just went to a Christmas special tonight which took us from the cradle to the cross...and back

    Here's the lyrics to one of the songs...

    Silent Night
    Sorrowful night
    A mother quakes at the sight
    Her Son, the child that she tended and fed
    Despised and forsaken, broken and dead
    Jesus Lord at thy Cross
    Jesus Lord at thy Cross

    Silent Night
    Violent Night
    Hung with the sinners
    Though blameless in life
    Glorious beams of thy holy grace
    Tears and blood streaming down from your face
    Jesus Lord at thy cross
    Jesus Lord at thy cross

    Silent Night
    Holy Night
    Son of God, Love’s pure light
    There in dying you win for us life
    The self-sacrificing, you pay for our choice
    It’s Finished, Lord at thy cross
    It’s Finished, Lord at thy cross

    Blessings, dear one. Celebrate the King, from the cradle to the cross to ETERNAL LIFE!!!


  6. I love the way you expound on the scripture. Thanks and God bless you this holy season.


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