Yes, we celebrate at night to bid farewell to the darkness. It cannot prevail. It is destined to be scattered by the Light that is far more powerful than it is, a Light it must obey, a Light that overwhelms and replaces it. Farewell to darkness; the Light of the World has come.
posted on 12/24/2014 7:26:48 AM PST
posted on 12/24/2014 7:29:19 AM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
Beautiful. Merry Christmas!
posted on 12/24/2014 7:36:55 AM PST
(Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
The Jewish day begins at sundown and goes to sunset the next day, and Jesus was born in a manger, because there was no room in the Inn...
Jesus is the Light of the World, without him there is only Darkness. Merry Christmas.
posted on 12/24/2014 7:40:49 AM PST
('If it talks like a traitor, acts like a traitor, then by God it's a traitor.')
1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light”.
The Gospel of John
posted on 12/24/2014 8:10:07 AM PST
("Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam")
P: The True Light, the Light of the world, has come.
C: Glory to God in the Highest!
(Spoken before the recessional hymn in my church's Christmas Eve service)
posted on 12/24/2014 8:10:26 AM PST
("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
posted on 12/24/2014 8:12:49 AM PST
But by December 23rd and 24th we notice ...
No, we don't notice. According to my quick examination of sunrise/sunset times over the last week, the daylight period increases by less than one minute from December 21 to December 28.
The sun continues to rise later each day; however, it is also setting later, by a slightly longer increment.
posted on 12/24/2014 8:28:54 AM PST
“Breath of Heaven”, (Mary’s Song).
A good and blessed Merry Christmas
Remember that Jesus was born at night and when 33 years later, He rises, it is again during the middle of the night.
posted on 12/24/2014 8:35:36 AM PST
(2014 MIdterms Were BOTH A Giant Wave And Restraining Order)
Star of Bethlehem.
Stars don't show up so well during the day.
posted on 12/24/2014 8:46:48 AM PST
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(Life and death are but temporary states. But Freedom endures forever.)
You know what I hear reason why we have Christmas one of ancient Pope tick off that ancient Romans was still celebrate Pagan holiday like Winter solitce so they just Christianized it
I think I hear on History Channel History of Christmas special I think you could find it on you tube
I didn’t realize Purtians try ban Christmas in early America back in da day it not holy enough US Americans we still celebrate
posted on 12/24/2014 9:28:44 AM PST
(We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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posted on 12/25/2014 6:17:53 AM PST
(Merry Christmas and best wishes for a blessed New Year!)
The Nativity of Christ
The nativity icons often are on black background; the only icon I know that is written that way.
posted on 12/25/2014 9:19:49 AM PST
(fear them not)
The Light shineth the in the darkness
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