Thursday, December 24, 2009
Canada Free Press
By Judi McLeod Thursday, December 24, 2009
It is now Christmas Eve in Bethlehem.
The reverent silence over the hallowed place where Jesus Christ was born is the same on Christmas Eve 2009 as it was more than 2000 years ago.
The winter stars still shine on this most humble of towns; the shepherds, in the same kind of clothes worn by those who witnessed the Child in the Manger, are still there watching their flocks by night.
The pictures in the YouTube, provided by LifeInTheHolyLand.com bring a message to all those whose hearts and souls are open to it: (Luke 2:10): “And an angel said unto them fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
To a weary world there is Hope and Change. (Luke 2:11): “For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
On this holiest of nights (Luke 2:12): “And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
No words have ever rung more true: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (King James Bible)
It is Christmas Eve 2009 and the hope of the true Messiah lives on. Nothing has changed.