Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Reason We Celebrate


Hello, Dear Ones!
 First of all I want to say how much I appreciate you all who silenced your blogs in respect for all those affected by the tragedy in Connecticut.
Our prayers continue.


 Now...
I love Christmas, don't you?
I love all of the Santa Clauses, the snowmen, the Christmas trees...all that.
But most of all I love what Christmas is all about ~
the birth of Jesus Christ!
I didn't use all of my Nativities this year but wanted to share the few I put out in the living room.

 This is my oldest and most favorite Nativity!

 Sweet little baby Jesus.
I've told this story before, but if you're new here I'll tell it again.
When our children were growing up, each morning during the Christmas season little baby Jesus would not be in the manger. He would be on top of the stable or in the cow stall.
You just never knew.
It became a game...Mr. Precious would take baby Jesus out of His manger and place Him around the Nativity and the children would look for Him each morning.
Our kids are grown and married now,
but even now sometimes I look at my Nativity and baby Jesus is gone!
Mr. Precious still loves to play this game with me.
He's such a sticker! :)

 I placed this Nativity on my piano.
 Many years ago I gave this Nativity to my Mother and Daddy. 
When Mother downsized she gave it back to me.
I love it too!

This Nativity usually sets on my coffee table and I placed it right here again this year.

No matter how busy we get, we must never forget why we celebrate Christmas,
this most wonderful time of the year!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mary's Song  
(please read the words to this song it will so touch your heart. This is a song I heard on Christian radio many years ago in the late 1970s, taped it and wrote the words and chords down and sang it in church so many times through the years. I was going to sing it for you, but I can't get through it without my heart breaking and crying)

Oh, my little baby boy
My own little son, let me hold you near 
And keep you warm
You're a beauty and a wonder to behold
Hush now, don't cry and I'll sing to you a lullaby
Sleep now my little Jesus boy

I wish I understood all te things the angel said
When he came to say I'd be your mother
Your name shall be Jesus, You shall be great
You're the son of the Highest
You'll sit on David's throne 
And of Your kingdom there shall be no end
You're the Son of God
But You're my baby boy

The shepherds said the angels told
That You are Christ the Lord
The Savior who is born this day for them
But the Glory of the Lord has shown
And angels from above God's throne
Sing, "Rejoice, peace on earth, good will toward me."

What does all this mean?
As I'm rocking You, I wonder
You're the Son of God
But You're my baby boy

I look up and I see You hanging there upon the cross
The nails piercing through Your feet and hands
And in agony I watch You die with every dyeing breath
My God, My Son, I do not understand
Was is for this that You were born
For this, I gave You birth
You're the Son of God but You're still my baby boy


Oh, my little baby boy
My own little son, let me hold you near 
And keep you warm
You're a beauty and a wonder to behold
Hush now, don't cry and I'll sing to you a lullaby
Sleep now my little Jesus boy