Monday, December 3, 2012

Merry Christmas Blog #1

Merry Christmas to you my friends! I absolutely love this time of year! I think I would love it more if we had a little snow, but hey, I'll enjoy the 70 degree temperatures over the next few days anyway. 

Today I wanted to share this snowman picture I made over at I love using their tools for photos. I will leave a link at the bottom of the post for you so you can check them out.
I also wanted to share a passage of Scripture about the announcement the angel, Gabriel, had for Mary.

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name, Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her:

Good morning!
You’re beautiful with God’s beauty,
Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.

She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.

He will be great,
be called ‘Son of the Highest.’
The Lord God will give him
the throne of his father David;
He will rule Jacob’s house forever—
no end, ever, to his kingdom.”

Mary said to the angel, “But how? I’ve never slept with a man.”

The angel answered,

"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Highest hover over you;
Therefore, the child you bring to birth will be called Holy, Son of God."

"And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God."

And Mary said,

"Yes, I see it all now; I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say."

Then the angel left her. ~Luke 1:26-38 (MSG) 

Until next time my friends, be blessed!