Thursday, December 24, 2009

So That We May Be Safe At Home On Christmas

The solemn yet beautiful picture you see depicts the Christmas wreaths placed each year on the graves of our warriors at Arlington National Cemetery, fallen in battle so that we may celebrate the birth of Christ with our families and friends, safe and warm at home. I hope we can all take just a few minutes out of our busy lives to say a prayer of thanks for those who gave that last full measure of devotion and for those they have left behind. We at Commentarama wish you all a very joyful Christmas.

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 shown 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 the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called "Wonderful; Counselor; The Mighty God; The Everlasting Father; The Prince of Peace."


Di said...

I am grateful each day for my myriad blessings, and to those who have sacrificed to ensure that I can enjoy them in safety. I wish you all a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the one person who offers true hope and change to mankind.

patti said...

my prayers reach heaven daily for those who have gone before us, and those still in the fields. it is only through my faith that i continue to have hope.

blessings to you all as well, soldiers on the home front.

i loves you guys!

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks everyone. Merry Christmas to you and to all our readers.

Unknown said...

Di, Patti, and Andrew: I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and the peace of the soul that was brought to us on Christmas Eve.

StanH said...

Very nice Lawhawk! Merry Christmas buddy. Are you going to point out to your son where the minaret can be viewed from his house? LOL!

Writer X said...

Beautiful and moving all at once. Thanks for the message.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

Unknown said...

StanH: I told him to sneak a Christmas star on top of the minaret next year. LOL

Unknown said...

WriterX: Thanks for the wishes, and more importantly, thanks for the time and effort that you, Bev and others have put into helping us throughout the young life of Commentarama. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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