Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jesus Came for Everyone

Chinese Nativity by Yu Jia-de found here.

Navajo Nativity found here.

African Nativity found here.

Aboriginal Nativity by Mathew Gill found here.

Australian Nativity by Rachael Flynn found here.

Isaiah 9

6For to 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.
7Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
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Matthew 1

18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”
24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
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May you find time to set aside all thoughts of trees and turkeys and santa to ponder the wonder of it all - that Jesus became a baby to live and die for us - that His very life was the greatest gift of all.

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16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,f that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

6 comments:

Barb said...

I love those nativities...thanks for sharing.

Sheri Howard said...

Thank you for that very lovely post. I love the scriptures. Merry Christmas.

Allie said...

What beautiful pictures!! Yes He did come for all - I'm really looking forward to the day when every tribe and tongue will praise Him!!! Thanks for the lovely reminder, Shari!!!

Belinda said...

Lovely post Shari!

Floss said...

LM know that Christmas is for Jusus' birthday, so she things we should have cake with candles on it.

em's scrapbag said...

The nativities are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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