And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
— Luke 2:8-20 NIV
Christmas comes early for some …
I received an email today from Soldiers’ Angels notifying me that the infantry where two of my soldiers are has a “mailstop.” This means only one thing …
THEY ARE COMING HOME!!!!
I know their families have got to be so excited! :jittery_tb:
God bless you, Casey and Steven. Wherever you are and wherever you’re headed, I wish you a safe trip.
Whenever I’m out and about and see a soldier or veteran, I always go up to them and thank them for their service and hand them a small Soldiers’ Angels card. Something Jessie said a while back sticks in the back of my mind every time I meet one … she said, “‘Thank you’ doesn’t seem like enough.”
I know what she means. For such a small phrase and gesture, I hope I’m able to make a big impact on that person, or the people around them. And I hope I come across as truly grateful.
To all troops, veterans, and their families: you have my thanks, gratitude, and support. May God bless you, and those who love and support you!
We’re outta here!
Welp, I’m finishing up wrapping tonight and we’ll pack up the car early tomorrow to head out of town for a bit.
My overnight bag’s packed tighter than a Ju Ju Be, LOL!
Hopefully I’ll have some goodies to share when I get back.
I hope everyone has a safe and very Merry Christmas! :bye_tb: