Sunday, December 24, 2017

And It Came to Pass...

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:8-15 (KJV)


From my family to yours, may the Blessings and Peace of Christmas be yours now and in the years to come.

Wishing you joy, and love.

Merry Christmas!



  1. In our family it was the tradition that I would read the first Gospel of Christmas (Luke 2 1-14) to our children as they went to bed on Christmas Eve: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
    that the whole world should be enrolled.
    This was the first enrollment,
    when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
    So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.
    And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth
    to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem,
    because he was of the house and family of David,
    to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
    While they were there,
    the time came for her to have her child,
    and she gave birth to her firstborn son.
    She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger,
    because there was no room for them in the inn.

    Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields
    and keeping the night watch over their flock.
    The angel of the Lord appeared to them
    and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
    and they were struck with great fear.
    The angel said to them,
    "Do not be afraid;
    for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
    that will be for all the people.
    For today in the city of David
    a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
    And this will be a sign for you:
    you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes
    and lying in a manger."
    And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel,
    praising God and saying:
    "Glory to God in the highest
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

  2. Merry Christmas, Sarge, from my family to yours - may it truly be a season of peace for you.

  3. Merry Christmas!
    Have a great time with your family in DC.

  4. Merry Christmas Juvat, Tuna, LUSH and Sarge. Good health and happiness to you and yours in the coming New Year!

    1. Thanks Nylon, to you and yours also.

    2. Had to sober up from all the spiked egg nog so I missed this one, but thanks Nylon.

  5. Merry Christmas! Sorry it's only damp and not white here in Alexandria for the holiday :)


    1. Merry Christmas L.J., it's good to be here, no matter the weather!

  6. Merry Christmas, sir. Thank you for your thoughtful posts.

    And I'm wishing everyone here a Happy Christmas, and a safe, healthy, prosperous New Year. May G-d bless all of you.

  7. Merry Christmas to all y'all, posters and commenters. May you have the best of all Christmases.

    Paul L. Quandt

  8. Sarge and the rest of the crew--Merry Christmas. Thank you for this site....

  9. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, and to all, a good night.

  10. Some great Christmas music there. We have a local station that has been playing Christmas songs 24/7 since the day after Thanksgiving which my wife listens to constantly. So hearing something different is a welcome change. I hope you all had a very merry one.

    1. I thought these selections would be nice, Merry Christmas Tuna!


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