Friday, December 25th

(I pray a most holy and blessed Christmas to each and every one of you reading today’s devotion. May each of us, in our own way, in the places where God has planted us, do what we can to be and bring God’s blessings into our troubled world. The devotions will resume on Monday, January 4th. Kerry)

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered.

Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.

While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth 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 heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.

When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. Luke 2:1-20

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10 Responses to “Friday, December 25th”

  1. Lorene Halsey Says:

    I need to take this time, this holy night to thank you for all of the inspiration you give me all year long. I miss the times I don’t receive the devotions but know you faithfully will be sending them again. May God bless you and your family this Christmas Day.
    God Bless
    Reenie

  2. Irma Anderson Says:

    Pastor Kerry — I have been receiving your Daily Devotions for about a year, and I want you to know that I have appreciated immensely the inspiration that I have received, and I thank you so very much for providing these devotions — I have forwarded a number of them to friends and family.
    Trusting that you are having a blessed Christmas season. God’s blessings to you —
    Irma A.

  3. Fred Says:

    Blessed Christmas Kerry. Thanks for your devotions. They are a welcome addition to my day. Great to see you last fall in Slidell. Congratulations on your Call…..about time.
    Fred Landsberg

  4. DeeAnn Larsen Says:

    Merry Christmas Pastor Kerry!

  5. Hope Boring Says:

    Merry Christmas Reverend Kerry.

    Thank you for your devotions for they provided insight and growth in my walk with Jesus Christ. Enjoy the break and have Blessed and Happy New Year!

    Hope
    Ascension Lutheran Church
    Columbus, Ohio

  6. vivian poach Says:

    I, too am truly thank ful for your daily devotions. I have had
    many stressful events this past year and your meditations
    have always helped me. wishing you many blessings in the new year!

  7. Susie Says:

    Our love and blessings to you and your family dear friend.

  8. Joyce Says:

    Merry Christmas Pastor Kerry! Looking forward to your devotions in 2010!

  9. Charlotte Torster Says:

    Thank you for all the inspiraton that I have gotten from you. God Bless you and your family.

    I am looking forward to the 2010 devotions.

    I trust you and your family had a Blessed Christmas. Kurt and I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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