Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

These pictures were taken December 2008 in Hull England. Savannah was an angel and Samantha was a shepherd in the church nativity. I was told by a reliable (Non family member) source that Samantha sang all the carols really well. It is so hard on me being so far away but I do make the most of my phone calls.

This is Caitlin in Johannesburg, South Africa who was an angel. Jared told me she really was an angel too as she behaved so well.
It is the first Christmas Day in my life that I haven't spoken with my Dad. He barely speaks now. I know he has a prayer in his heart for his family.

My message is short and sweet. I am truly grateful for the Savior who was born many years ago who came to redeem us. That through him we may live eternally one day.

I hope you have felt of his spirit and love this Christmas season.

Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine, Oh night when Christ was born;
Oh night divine, Oh night, Oh night Divine.
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Behold your King.
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

"We love you Dad"

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