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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The First Christmas Morning

Tuesday's Grand ConnectionThought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

As Christmas approaches, my mind seems to be captivated with the picture of Jesus Christ, Almighty God, resting in a simple manger. The creator of all did not even have a real bed for his head. There were no stuffed animals, no Internet announcements, no blue balloons inscribed with “It’s a boy.”

But his birth did not go unnoticed.

We are told in Luke 2: 8-14: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. …”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

As I was driving home yesterday evening, crimson waves filled the sky and a flock of ducks flew overhead. The sight was magnificent, and I wondered what the sunset looked like on that first Christmas Day.

Surely it was majestic. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, had been born.

Merry Christmas,
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