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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Even when Christmas is only a few days away, there usually isn’t a pause in everyday activity until the day itself, or perhaps Christmas Eve. In politics, the charges, counter-charges, and occasional dirty tricks continue. But even so, Christmas and the end of the year usually present an occasion to reflect on past and future. There often isn’t enough time or opportunity to rest and think about things in a serious way. But at Christmas, we may have a special opportunity.
Christians and others need to consider the gift God gave to us in Christ, whose birth we celebrate. He came for the express purpose of dying for our sins, and to offer eternal salvation to all who would believe in Him. His is the greatest and most beneficial message mankind has ever received. It is truly Good News.
The following video features the Christmas story read by Herman Cain with his wife Gloria and some military family members, as well as Christmas greetings and a song “It's Christmas in America.” (YouTube video I found at Daily Caller.)
I hope you enjoy it, and, especially, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This is (probably) my last post of 2011. We look for better things in 2012. God bless.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.