Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Blessings

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. ~ Isaiah 43: 16a-19

"Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:10b-11

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins. The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder's den. They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. ~ Isaiah 11:1-9

May the Promises of Isaiah with
the Joy, Hope, Love & Peace
of Christ
be with you & yours.


  1. A Christmas blessing to you, too, Nic; you have been one to me!

  2. Merry Christmas, Nick!

  3. merry xmas nick

    my bro is still in iraq & i really miss him now. he sent me a email and a picture but i want him home to open presnts

  4. Merry Christmas to you Nick. God bless.

  5. Merry Christmas, Nick. May God richly bless you in the New Year.

  6. ex-Louisville Guy Retired in TucsonSunday, December 25, 2005 12:40:00 PM

    Merry Christmas, Rev. T.

    Thanks for the blessings. I have always appreciated those Isaiah texts.

  7. Punkmom: Thank you. I hope your Christmas has been good and joyful. I hope the prayer you posted on December 21st has been answered.

    Abby: Thank you. I really don’t feel like much of a blessing to anyone at the moment. I have had a solitary Christmas day.

    Mike: Thank you. I assume you are in Tucson and it has been a warming and dryer Christmas Day there than the 36 F and rain we have in Louisville.

    Jody: A blessed Christmas to you and to your brother in Iraq. He remains in my prayers and I hope he comes home safely to you soon.

    Squirl: Thank you. I hope you have had a blessed Christmas.

    Susie: Thank you. Did you ever figure out how to view Jessica’s video?

    Crazynik: Thank you. I hope you had a great Christmas in land of Nippon!

    ex-Louisville Guy: Merry Christmas. Have you come home to Louisville for the holidays?

    Sheeesh: Merry Christmas to you, too. I assume life is better for you now that the NYC transit strike is over. I hope that your desire to do more about homelessness than just type it out on comes to fruition.

    El: Thank you! I hope that 2006 brings you many blessings! Have you scheduled your wedding day for next year?

  8. Hope you had a good Christmas, Nick, and look forward to a happy New Year

  9. I used to know a hymn when I lived in Arkansas Actually I knew quite a few; I was the church organist. Anyway the last line was "the earth will be full of his ========= and glory as waters that cover the sea".

    It was old time gospel and I remember the melody. Wish I could remember the title. Thanks for all the quotes.

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