“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing Him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.”
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with more joy and love than your heart can hold as you celebrate the Greatest Gift, the never-ending, amazing love of Jesus. You, friends, are dearly loved by all of us here at (in)courage.
The (in)courage team
Bev Duncan @ Walking Well With God says
Thank you so much for the encouragement you offer us all year long and for your perpetual reminders that Jesus is the never ending gift, full of grace, that is ours to enjoy all year long. Wishing you and yours a very Merry and Joyous Christmas…
Thank-you all so much for your kindness and everlasting inspiration that you give to us selflessly each day. thank-you for being there for us and Bev you also inspire me.
Blessings to all for a Merry Christmas,
Loving wishes ,
Anne Marie says
Merry Christmas to you, too!
Marjorie Bohnert says
Thank you so much. Your message touched my heart with hope and peace.
I pray you and your loved ones will have a Merry Christmas also.
Florence Doyle says
Thank you for all the awesome messages I receive every morning all year long. All of you have been a blessing to me. Thank you so much!!!
God Bless all of the team. May you have a Merry Christmas,
Randy Evans says
Happy holidays to you all, thank you.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement this year! Through the blogs and especially one of Holly Gerth’s books “God’s Heart for You”, I have been challenged to believe that God DOES love me and I AM loveable; I am acceptable; I am enough; I am forgiven. I don’t know that I have comprehended it all yet but I am wishing you all a Merry Merry Christmas!!! The world sure does need the hope that Jesus brings.
Beth Williams says
Thank you (In)Courage women writers! You do an outstanding job year round! I truly appreciate all you do for us and how you encourage us to keep on!!
Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Sandra Crittenden says
Jennifer T says
God bless all of you this Christmas and beyond. Praying for balance that comes only from full submission to His loving will – for me and for each of you – this coming year.
Thank you for the wonderful devotions they have spoke to my heart so many times.