Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lesson 113: Emmanuel

Enjoy a live performance this Christmas Day, Readers.  This is my favorite Christian singer, Chris Tomlin performing Emmanuel on the 700 Club.  There are many youtube videos with picture shows set to this song, however I chose the one with Chris performing it.  I wanted you to see how good and kind and clean and holy this man looks as he sings for God.  That is what we should all be doing today---singing for God.  He sent his son to us as a gift to the world.  In fact, the word Emmanuel is Hebrew for God is with us.  Thank you, God and welcome Jesus today and every day.

To accompany the voice of my favorite Christian singer, here are the words of my favorite Christian writer, Luke.  This text can be found in Luke, Chapter 2, beginning with verse 8.  If you are a child of the 1970's like Eloise, you will hear the voice of Linus as you read these words:

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  And the angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shown all around them and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Fear not, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you:  he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will to men."

Peace and good will today and always,

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