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December 23, 2018

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!

WH OverstockSanta 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."

God Bless You!
Annie

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TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

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

Answer below.

TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

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

-Roy L. Smith

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

ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

 
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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."