This is a repeat post I did a few years back. I think they’re decent enough to repost. I just wanted to emphasized that our celebrating Christ’s birth is only part of the story. There’s so much more to it. Below is just some parts. ………
Tomorrow, many of us will celebrate the birth of Christ! This is the first part of the fulfillment of God’s word. There are, of course, many more examples to give which show the Fulfillment. I thought I’d share just a few. For those who may not be familiar, the Second fulfillment is the events celebrated for Easter. The Third fulfillment will be His return! Like the poor drummer boy of song(Bob Seger has a moving rendition), I’ve nothing to offer as a gift but my inadequate expressions. So, I thought it would be better that I share God’s words instead.
God’s greatest Blessing has already been freely given! All that is necessary to benefit from the Blessing is to receive Him!
Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Matthew 1:21-25 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” –which means, “God with us.” 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Psalms 72:10-11 (NIV) The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts. 11 All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.
Matthew 2:10-11 (NIV) When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Micah 5:1-2 (NIV) Marshal your troops, O city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with a rod. 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
Matthew 2:1 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
Psalms 2:7 (NIV) I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my Son ; today I have become your Father.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
Jeremiah 31:15 (NIV) This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.”
Matthew 2:16-18 (NIV) When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
Hosea 11:1: When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
Matthew 2:14-15 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.’
I pray all a safe and happy Christmas season. God bless all and merry Christmas.
There you are!….was getting worried about you
God Bless! and a very Merry Christmas to you too….and of course everybody too!
James I have followed you every step of the way. Your brilliant climate change posts were the highlight of my week with their logic and structure.
I followed your struggles with the demon alcohol and your need to play music and chill with your family.
I have stayed with you because you have always struck me as a a talented but human guy who has searched for a way to get what you think and feel and know out to those of us who had faith in you and always knew you would find your way.
You have never, to my knowledge, served up warmed over “Suyts greatest hits”. Are times that tough James? Has your ability to think been stolen by the Mind Vampires leaving you scrambling for something to say? Strip mining your past is just bollocks.
You have a good brain with great insights. Stop selling yourself short for all our sakes for fucks sake!
If you are going to go on a voyage of self discovery in the glaring light of public scrutiny keep on going man. Don’t give up when things get tough we deserve better and so do you.
Keith ( A fan )
Don’t give up buddy, don’t give up.
Keitho, thanks! This comment is one that I’ll cherish for quite some time.
Yes, you loyal readers deserve much better than I have given. This year has been especially bad for Suyts. I hope to be a little more engaged this coming year, though, I don’t do New Year resolutions.
It’s probably a combination of things. No, I’m not selling myself short, I know I’ve a decent mind and can write. But, time is a SOB. I currently have a job which thinks nothing of demanding my time, well beyond any 40 hr work week. Indeed, they had me working Sunday, Christmas Eve. This helps create a fatigue in me, which, oddly, destroys my desire to write and limits my thoughts.
No worries, though. While I’m a horrible job hunter, my mom is on the job. She is aghast at what my workplace is doing. At our Christmas gathering she did something I’ve never seen her do…….. she instructed my family to pray (to God) that I get a different job. So, any day now, my phone will ring and I’ll suddenly have a great job which allows time for creativity.
I haven’t given up, Keitho, I just needed to take a breather for a couple of years. 😉
I know this will not sound right..and I can’t think of any other way to say it…so here goes
Thank God it’s your job!….I was worried sick that it was illness, something with the family,…well, you know! We’ve probably all been in that same situation..it’s awful..it’s a road block…and a living hell
You’re doing the best you can…got your feelers out and looking…it will change
I learned way back that the only job for me was one that was itself creative. It’s the only thing I could ever do, longterm, for 40+ hrs a week. Maybe there’s writing position out there?
James, you have to do what needs to be done for your family first. That is all that matters.
So enjoy what ya can, and we’ll hear from you when you need to speak your mind. Cheers!
Thanks, Lat. And, yes ….. it’s my job for the most part. That said, I’m now in the process of considering how to move forward with this blog. I’m not there, yet, but, it’s forming. Between you guys, and a comment told to me by a new friend of mine, I realize I have to do something. …… it’s really quite funny ……
So, I’ve a FB account. I use it to keep track of fam and friends. I’ve a particular old friend, whom I’ve known for nearly 30 years. During some rocky times for the both of us, we were house mates for a short time. I hadn’t really seen him for years, except for the rare occasion of bumping into him at strange times. I’ve probably laid eyes on him 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years. At any rate, he’s gone from being a moderate Dem to a leftard. And, he’s on my FB …… well, I simply can’t let it go when I see the utter stupidity. A coworker whom I’ve just recently became acquainted, is also friends with my old friend. He told me that it’s part of his daily ritual to check and see if I’ve commented on our leftist friends page and to read it. …… so, yeh, I need to write. ……. a side note …… now, as if to come full circle, my old friend is now a new hire at the place of my employment. He’s asked that I not talk politics with him there. 😉
At any rate, I’m almost there, just about ready to go, again.
Facebook is the debil!!! ….sometimes I think the only thing FB is good for is getting your “friend’s” goat..LOL I stopped FB…other than some closed groups that are related to hobbies
At least you’re still talking….I’ve got a few, very few, that refuse to even talk to me any more and I’ve given up on them too
You know something….there’s probably a whole lot of people that read what you have to say…they don’t all comment (I’ve noticed that on groups and FB too)…but what you have to say really does make a difference
My wife told me not to talk politics with her family as well (some are far left, most are indifferent).
So even when baited, I do not talk politics.
Unless it is my home. AND they bring it up first.
Mosul and Baghdad have put up huge public Christmas trees…..everyone in our neighborhood is saying Merry Christmas….even our most whacked out liberals!
Thank you President Trump!
Well, what more can you ask for. You and I knew was coming, just as I know what was going to happen here with the dufis we elected. LOL but I didn’t vote for him!
Belated Merry Christmas James – and to everyone. I hope your new year is even better than the last one.
Happy New Year Phil!!
Merry Christmas everyone here, and a Happy New Year! Sometimes it’s better late than never. Keep your head up James, and stay in the good fight. Sometimes we need time to reflect.
Merry Christmas Me!….and wishing you the best New Year ever!!
I’m with Phil–a belated Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
same to you Jim!….Happy New Year
Happy New Year Everyone!
If you don’t see the humor in all the demonstrations in Pakistan because we stopped sending them money….
……You’re a liberal
It’s always better to be hated for free, instead of paying for it.
Oprah????……well with any luck we will find out what she eats in bed
LOL!!!! I’m sure I don’t want to know!!!! :O