Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

I stood there in awe.  The evening had become a silent night while all was calm.  If I didn’t know better, I’d say “Hark the Herald Angels Sang in the Realms of Glory.”  The decking of the halls were all done with stockings hung by the chimney with care, before the humans pattered off to another event. As I stood there watching the world, I began to wonder what it was like many years ago in the Little Town of Bethlehem.

In the little Town while Shepherds were watching their flocks by night, a baby was born.  He was born in a stable surrounded by the animals for there was no room in the inn.  Away in a manger, He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.

The Bible doesn’t say, but I often wonder if there was a dog present at His Birth.  For, if so, I wonder what it would have been, maybe a Pit Bull which is shunned by humans, maybe the Doberman Pinscher…. Barks…. All I know is this Plott Hound would love to have been there to celebrate… to bark, paw and howl at His Birth…. To bow in His Presence… and worship the King of Kings…. Christ Jesus … who was born on this day.

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"For unto 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." 

 - Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

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