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CHRISTmas Is Our Winter Watch
by Linda Boyette
  There is a sound of the shepherds’ wail, for their glory is ruined…  Zechariah 11:3a

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keepingwatch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;  for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”  So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.

As you keep watch follow the shepherds …
Come in a hurry and find your way to CHRIST JESUS!
JOY TO YOU!
JOY TO THE WORLD!
THE LORD IS COME!

May this holy season be filled with unspeakable joy, and this coming year filled with all the richness that comes from knowing Christ, the new-born King!

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