24 December 2011

Meditations for Advent ~ December 24

     Christmas Eve
Madonna and Child

For to us a child is born,
To us a son is given;
And the government shall be upon his shoulder;
And his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Isaiah 9:6

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you; you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and 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 among those with whom he is pleased!”
Luke 2:8-14

Snowflake lights
Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace. 

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord ,at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
Joseph Mohr (1792-1848) Translated by John Freeman Young (1820-1885)

Christmas tree and light

2 comments:

Dawn said...

Happy Christmas, Lisa!

Nouli said...

Xαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχές το Νέο Έτος!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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