Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Let brotherly love continue....


...Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." ~Hebrews 13:1,2

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have; for He has said, 'I will never leave you, nor forsake you.'" ~Hebrews 13:5"By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." ~Hebrews 13:15,16

As you read from Luke 2 this glorious time of celebrating our Lord's birth.....I want to encourage you to remember the verses above as well. I was reading in Hebrews last night and this morning and those verses really stuck out to me. Let us (this season and ALL year) remember those less fortunate and show them brotherly love. Be thankful and content for the things you already have. For when we are part of the body of Christ....we already have it all! :) Continually praise and thank God for everything He has done for us and given us.

Give in love and cheerfulness and expect nothing in return. If you do receive...let it be with a thankful and happy heart. If we are already content with what we have...anything else we are given should just make our cup overfloweth! Right?? :o)

With the exchanging of gifts, love and warm conversation between friends and family....let us all strive to do good every moment. This isn't always easy...but it is what we are called to do as Christians! Remember to keep the season as a glorifying time to God and His Son, Our Savior, Jesus!

Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven. ~ Martin Luther

11 comments:

  1. What a very inspiring post! Amen! In effect, all who do not know the Lord are less fortunate than we are.

    May your family have a beautiful Christmas!

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  2. Dear Katy,
    Thank you so much for this lovely post. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
    Love, Kim

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  3. What a wonderful, uplifting post!

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks Katy! Merry Christmas, karen

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  5. Beautiful thoughts, Katy. With so much going on this season, it's a wonderful reminder of why we celebrate this time of year. God bless you.

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  6. Happy Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and bright new year!

    -Mandie
    http://hbcorner.etsy.com
    http://lifeinthecraftlanewithmandie.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks Katy for the inspiring post!

    May you have a Blesses CHRISTmas!

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  8. Those above verses really stuck out and spoke to me today so I copied them onto my "encouraging quotes" page on my blog:)
    It's a beautiful thing to be content..to truly be content. I'm still working on it and noticed I'm so much happier when I take those words to heart!

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy