Christmas Greetings



The Birth of Jesus

2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:1-20New International Version (NIV)


3 Responses to “Christmas Greetings”

  1. Lyn Says:

    “A saviour has been born to you”
    “you” means each and every single one of us, no race or colour or wealth or any other divisions. We are all equal to God, and equally loved.
    This was radical 2000 years ago and unfortunately still is, but the hope of Christmas is that one day this WILL happen here on earth.
    Happy Christmas to all, and prayers for a peaceful New Year.

  2. robert pearce Says:

    Dear Amos What a lovely Blog. I am Robert Pearce the grandson of Charles Pearce FRCO for over 50 years organist of Trevethin Parish church. I now live in Stratford on Avon and am 78 but I still follow your blog keenly. Best Wishes for this Holy Time and for the coming New Year Robert >

  3. Dot Jones Says:

    Thank you Amos for your good wishes. I too have great pleasure in reading your blog although I haven’t contributed lately. I did attend Linda Hervieux’s talk at the Pontypool Museum last Saturday when she promoted her book entitled “Forgotten” the untold story of D-Day’s Black Heroes – the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion who at one time were stationed in Pontypool. It was very good to meet up with Linda and enjoyed our chat and I wish her every success with her book. By the way, I thought the Museum was excellent and while there, I became a member. I was very surprised while looking around the Pontypool Rugby Club Section to see a photo of my late husband taken in the 70’s with the team – he wasn’t a member of the rugby team but was on the Committee at that time.

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