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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Santa Claus! Yes there was a Saint Nicholas who died in 326 A.D. A quick search on the internet will tell you the story of how this man turned into the fat elf who supposedly climbs down your chimney on December 24-- from the poem, The Night Before Christmas, to Coca-Cola adds, to the traditions of Father Christmas in England.

When deciding whether to continue the tradition of Santa Claus or any other Christmas tradition in your household, remember 1 Peter 4:11: "in all things [may God] be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever."

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God Bless You!
Annie

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TODAY'S DAILY NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What did Simeon tell Mary would happen to her own soul?

Answer below

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TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Roy L. Smith
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FEATURED HYMN:

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7

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ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What did Simeon tell Mary would happen to her own soul?

A. A sword would pierce through it.

Luke 2:34-35

Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

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