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Merry Christmas, everyone!


Quantcast“Merry Christmas, everyone!”

       Lo, how a rose e’er blooming,

From Jesse’s lineage coming,

As men of old have sung.

It came, a floweret bright,

Amid the cold of winter

When half spent was the night

Isaiah ’twas foretold it,
The Rose I have in mind
With Mary we behold it,
The Virgin mother kind

To show God’s love aright,
She bore to us a Savior
When half spent was the night

The shepherds heard the story
Proclaimed by angels bright,
How Christ, the Lord of Glory
Was born on earth this night.

To Bethlehem they sped
And in the manger they found him,
As angels heralds said.

This Flower, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness everywhere;

True man, yet very God,
From Sin and death he saves us,
And lightens every load.

Dear Friends,

Our waiting is over.

Christmas is here.

I’m content that I’ve poured my love into my writings.

I am at peace.  My heart is ready to receive the special gift Jesus wants to give me this Christmas.

And I pray so very earnestly that you receive the special gift God wishes to give you.

Cleanse your heart of resentments / of preoccupations with unnecessary things.

Ask yourself what really is the meaning of your life?

For me the answer is to love as best I can.

I have a lot of love in my heart to share.

So, I hope you’ve received something nourishing and sweet in the 20 posts I’ve shared with you this Advent. It takes me two to three hours a night to put one together, even if I started with a older post.

They are my gift to you.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

 

And if your Christmas is lonely with no one really special to share it with, know that you have someone here who understands and who reaches out to you from my heart to yours because my Christmases are often lonely too.

And be sure to open yourself to the holiness ~ the wholeness  ~ the peace of Christmas.

It is there beneath all the craziness and hype.  It is yours ~ if you seek it. 

Ask for it.

Merry Christmas,  everyone!

Glory to God in the highest and peace to people of good will!

 

Here’s a YouTube video of Handel’s glorious: “Glory to God in the Highest ~ Peace on Earth towards Men of Good Will”

Click on this link:  Be sure to turn up your speakers and enter full screen.

Once you get to you tube and you have time you can finish up with the HALLELULIA CHORUS and WORTHY IS THE LAMB.

With love,

Bob Traupman

contemplative writer

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