Christmas Tidings, Part 1

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

For centuries, people with much larger brains and much purer hearts than mine have sought to express the true meaning of Christmas. Rather than blabber more myself today, I thought it might be interesting to share the perspectives of others.

The Son of God
became a man
to enable men
to become the sons of God.
(C.S. Lewis)

Christmas is God’s reminder
that we are not alone.
God revealed in the life, death
and resurrection of Jesus
a reconciling love that rescues us
from separation and loneliness.
We are not alone;
God has come down from Heaven
to tell us He loves us!
(Billy Graham)

For the Christ-child who comes
is the Master of all.
No palace too great,
no cottage too small.
(Phillips Brooks)

Thanks be to God
for his unspeakable Gift —
indescribable, inestimable,
incomparable, inexpressible —
precious beyond words.
(Lois Lebar)

And the Grinch,
with his Grinch-feet
ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling,
how could it be so?
It came without ribbons.
It came without tags.
It came without
packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled
’til his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch
thought of something
he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought,
doesn’t come from a store?
What if Christmas,
perhaps,
means a little bit more?
(Dr. Seuss)

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