Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Good News

Good News From the East
A Savior was born in Bethlehem
Many years ago on a silent night, the angels proclaimed God’s glorious light.
God sent His Son to be with man in His image for salvation’s plan.
The shepherds came and knew what to do. They gave Him a lamb and became His friend, too.
The wise men brought myrrh, frankincense and gold – gifts for the Christ-child, gifts to behold.
He’s our joy, our hope, and peace He brings.
Our Lord Jesus, master of everything.
Since I’m not a shepherd, wise man or king, I’ll give Him myself, my life I will bring,
With proclaiming praises, with thanks and love for this glorious gift from God above.

Jerusalem Journal
Vol. 1      No. 1      0000 A.D.
BETHLEHEM – And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David): to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.             – Luke 2:1-14

Merry Christmas from South China Grove Church of God!!