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We at Anchored In Him would like to wish everyone a Joyous and Merry Christmas with Blessed Holiday Greetings from our family to you and your family in 2013.

As you read the poem below from our Sister-In-Christ Malta, think about the content as you read it. Many people will miss out on the true meaning of Christmas and the blessings from God as they have never accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Many in the United States of America have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but they know His name in vain.

Christ's birth was over shadowed by the cross if you stop and think about it. He was born of a virgin, came to die for all of man kinds sin past, present and future. He arose from the grave on the third day, praise God we serve a risen and living Savior!

As you read the scripture below think about verse 37 in Luke 1, Jesus Birth Foretold. Many are and have suffered heartaches, loss of a loved one, pain, illness and disease; the list goes on and on, but verse 37 says it all for us that have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior

Luke 1

 1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

 2Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

 3It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

 4That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

 5THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zachari'ah, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

 6And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

 7And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

 8And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

 9According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

 10And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

 11And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

 12And when Zachari'ah saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

 13But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zachari'ah: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

 14And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

 16And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

 17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

 18And Zachari'ah said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

 19And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

 20And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

 21And the people waited for Zachari'ah, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple.

 22And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

 23And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

 24And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

 25Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.

 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

 32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

 36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

 37For with God nothing shall be impossible.

As you listen to the song think about the words of the song, sad that many do not know Him or understand the greatest gift that God gave us.

We at Anchored In Him pray for the lost, it is our hope and prayer that you do also. We all know of someone that has not accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Invite them to church this Christmas season so they can hear the true Gospel of how and why Jesus came to earth. We are commanded to spread the Good News!
Again Merry Christmas and may your Holiday Season bring you joyous tidings and blessings.

Heavenly Father as we come to Your throne of grace and humble ourselves, we thank You for the greatest gift You could ever give us and that is Your Son Jesus Christ. We ask that You forgive us of our sins and sinful nature and that we be more in the likeness of Your Son Jesus. Lord may this Christmas season be the one that those who have not accepted Your son as their personal Savior do so, they would receive the greatest gift of all, eternal life with You. We thank You for the blessings that You have bestowed upon us during this special time of the year. In the likeness of your Son let us keep His love for each other and share to all what He has done for us. We ask that You place Your protective Armor around our Armed Forces and watch over their families. Those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice or a loved one that You have called home may the Comforter be with their loved ones. Give them the peace and understanding that passes all time, comfort as only You can. For those that are traveling we ask that You give them traveling mercies. We ask all these things in Your Son's holy name Jesus. Amen

Merry Christmas to you my precious friend and may your Christmas Blessings never end.

May the sentiment be yours every day
not just a short season or holiday.

May this gleeful persuasion be yours all time everyday may the Lord to you extend.

That you will know the blessings He offers, and that in His good will you do proffer.

I pray His love and grace for you protract with the richest blessings for you be packed.

May your numbered days here on earth be long sharing the joy of His good will abound.

Welcome in the New Year with merriment.

Live everyday leaving your last statement.

Believe in yourself to achieve your goal
with encouragement I gladly cajole.

A special thanks to Malta for use of her poetry © December 2012. You may email her to thank her for sharing her talents that God has blessed her with.

A miracle needs no explanation to those who believe in God; to those who don't, no explanation is enough . . .

Christmas is Believing
Carroll Roberson
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