Here we are. December. The end of 2019. My how time flies. For this post I pulled together quotes for December. One for each day.
Day 1: How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss
Day 2: “This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.” ~ Frank McKibben
Day 3: “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~ Roy L. Smith
Day 4: “The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that he might offer up his life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.” -Rev. Billy Graham
Day 5: “Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!” — Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
Day 6: “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss
Day 7: “The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” ~ Phillips Brooks
Day 8: “The cradle without the cross misses the true meaning of Christ’s birth.” ~ Unknown
Day 9: “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” ~ Ralph W. Sockman
Day 10: “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
Day 11: “One cry awakened the world, one birth changed history, one life made all the difference.” ~ Unknown
Day 12: “Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” ~ Ronald Reagan
Day 13: “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” ~ John R. Rice
Day 14: “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
― Bob Hope
Day 15: “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” ~ Dale Evans
Day 16: “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
― Charles M. Schulz
Day 17 “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” -C.S. Lewis
Day 18: “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” -Mother Teresa
Day 19: “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.” -Corrie Ten Boom
Day 20: “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”
― Benjamin Franklin
Day 21: “Have I allowed my personal human life to become a ‘Bethlehem’ for the Son of God?” ~ Oswald Chambers
Day 22: “He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.” ~ Augustine
Day 23: “Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that God is grander,
wiser, and more mysterious than we could have ever imagined.” ~ Dan Schaeffer
Day 24: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” ~ An Angel (Luke 2:10-12)
Day 25: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King.” ~ Isaac Watts
Day 26: “Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the new-born king. Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” ~ Charles Wesley
Day 27: “Incarnate Word…You came. Softly. Barely a ripple in the course of mankind’s doings, yet a rip that reverberated through the heavenly realms and changed the balance of power for all eternity. With a battle cry that sounded to earthly ears like a newborn baby’s whimper, You set in motion my redemption. The sound heard in the heavens that first CHRISTmas moment was a victory shout that rattled the enemy’s forces and insured their defeat.” ~ Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Day 28: “May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’ it.” ~ Peter Marshall
Day 29: “And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Day 30: “Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.” ~ Christina Rossetti
Day 31: “I pray that the Lord might crown this year with His goodness and in the coming one give you a hallowed dare-devil spirit in lifting the biting sword of Truth, consuming you with a passion that is called by the cultured citizen of Christendom ‘fanaticism’, but known to God as that saintly madness that led His Son through bloody sweat and hot tears to agony on a rude Cross—and Glory!” ~ Jim Elliot
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For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior. John 3:16-17 (GNT)
I wish you well.
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