Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Christmas 2018 Blog Post #11
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:4-7, King James Version)
Here it is the day after Christmas, and people are taking down their trees, claiming Christmas is over and they want to get back to their regular lives. I like to think that today is just the beginning of Christmas. Oh, there’s the whole anticipation-thing the month of December, but shouldn’t the real celebrating start after Jesus is born?
When I was a kid, Mom kept her King James Version of the Bible out on one of the end tables in the living room. During the Christmas season, we’d leave it open to Luke, chapter 2.
Today’s picture is Dad and my sister Pat one Christmas, next to one of those end tables. Can’t see the Bible in the picture, but I bet it’s there.