On the eve of Christmas Eve… ;)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end….”
Isaiah 9:6-7

Here we are, on the eve of Christmas Eve [as I have been reminded by half a dozen overly eager gift-givers… and getters]! ;) Though I know thanksgiving was last month, there is truly so much to give thanks for during this season! One of my favorite portions of scripture this week is John 1:9-12, That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”! Thankful for the greatest gift, the gift of Salvation! Our shopping is done, a few gifts have been crafted,  Christmas cards have gone out[well, almost all… a few left to address ;], we literally have a duck to roast for Christmas dinner, baking has commenced, there are gifts to wrap, and pictures to post. :) I’ve been thinking a lot this past month about the everlasting joy that is ours through Christ Jesus[Eph 1:7]! In the hustle in bustle of a busy month, in the midst of loss, when brokenness is present, if heartache happens, or persecution seems to prevail we have everlasting joy and we can and should rejoice[1 Peter 1:7-8]!!  Jesus Christ who is Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace[Is 9:6] took on flesh and came to earth. He lived and died for you and me that we may have eternal life and in HIM we have everlasting joy! For the redeemed of the LORD, we have been promised in Isaiah 51:11, “everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” The joy we have in Christ is not alterable, it does not fade with time or circumstance, or change with the seasons! It is everlasting. :) With the Eve of Christmas Eve upon us ;) , what has the Lord been teaching you through this seasons? AND what is your favorite christmas hymn? Would love to hear in the comment section below↓! [: A few random photos from the week + our Christmas card crafting fun! :)

“Brethren, come; from all that grieves you
You are freed; all you need I will surely give you.”

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SP || HOLIDAY Cards-14“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Matthew 1:23

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“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah 1:18-20

2 thoughts on “On the eve of Christmas Eve… ;)

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Rachel!!<3

    “Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:4‬ ‭

    “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    "O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
    Our spirits by Thine advent here
    Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
    And death's dark shadows put to flight.
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel."

    “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:12-13‬ ‭

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