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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Light shines in the darkness

Christmas is just a regular day if it's not the day Jesus Christ, a baby, was born.
And not just any baby.
The baby that would bring light to darkness,
that would bring joy from sadness,
that would bring hope from ruin.
And that has to be a better reason to celebrate than any you'll see on television.


Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give us second birth.

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O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee tonight.
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

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In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone. 
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it. 
John 1:1-5 NLT

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