The Eve of the Eve of Christmas Eve! ;)

Yes, I have been told about 97 times today that it is “The Eve of the Eve of Christmas Eve”. ;) The excitement levels are rising here in our house! Every person here is excited to give their gifts and we especially anticipate the arrival of a special Christmas guest coming tomorrow. 💖 Tonight I am sitting here looking rather ruffled, bundled up in multiple layers, dealing with what may the worst chest cold I have had in several years but it hasn’t taken away my enthusiasm for this Joyous Christmas season! It is the time we celebrate Christ, fully God and fully Man[John 10:28-30»Isaiah 9:6»], humbling Himself, coming in the form of a babe, and bringing eternal salvation to the Lost[Luke 19:10]. The verse I have been thinking about today is, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:2! His birth, life, death, and resurrection are a miraculous and gracious work spoken of from Genesis all the way through to Revelation.  And who can partake of so great a salvation? All those who call upon His Holy name!! “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Rom 10:13! “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” The best gift ever given. ☺️💛So, tonight I am reveling in the goodness of our God, His grace, and great plan of Salvation AND I have a ✨QUESTION FOR YOU✨ that I would love answered!! What is you favorite Christmas hymn[s]? 😍 Leave a comment below letting me know!

A portion from one of my favorites:
Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
soft and sweet,
doth entreat,
“Flee from woe and danger;
brethren, from all ills that grieve you
you are freed;
all you need
I will surely give you.”

This little lady helped sticker and stuff our Family Christmas Cards this past week! :) Thank you Micah for the pictures!!

“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

9 thoughts on “The Eve of the Eve of Christmas Eve! ;)

  1. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well! :( Praying for a speedy and full recovery. <3
    Thanks for sharing the delightful reminders of the reason for the season in Jesus!

    I still am really loving "O Jesus Sweet, O Jesus Mild" by Samuel Scheidt.

    Blessings!!

    1. Thank you, Leah! ☺️❤️ I’m counting it a momentary very-light and temporal affliction. 2 Cor 4:17 ❤️ Your prayers are a blessing!!

      Beautiful hymn choice!! I love verse 3:

      O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
      Joy fills the world which sin defiled.
      Whate’er we have belongs to You;
      O keep us faithful, strong, and true.
      O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!

      💖💖☺️

  2. Rachel, you are such a wonderful example to all your brothers and sisters. May the LORD strengthen you and heal all your diseases.
    HE RETURNS SOON, OH JERUSALEM. SING OUT LOUD IN YOUR LABOR FOR YOUR REWARD IS WITH HIM.
    Has HE not promised this to us?
    IS a. 54

    1. Love that one! A true and glorious classic. :)
      “radiant beams from Thy holy face
      with the dawn of redeeming grace” 💞😊

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather during this Christmas season! The song you posted a portion of is also one of my favorites. I also appreciate the carol “Thou Who Wast Rich.” We sang/played it as a finale to our family Lessons and Carols time on Christmas Eve. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so so much, Hannah!! Slowly getting back on top of things. ❤️

      Isn’t “All This Night My Heart Rejoices” a beautiful hymn. I love every verse! ☺️❤️ “Thou Who Wast Rich” is gorgeous too!! Love:

      Thou who art God beyond all praising,
      All for love’s sake becamest man;
      Stooping so low, but sinners raising
      Heavenwards by thine eternal plan.

      Happy New Year, Hannah!

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