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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas  いよいよクリスマスの雰囲気になってきた!

Merry Christmas Everyone! It is nearly that time of year when many like to spread that Christmas Cheer! So grab a cookie and snuggle up with your favorite blanket, and let's talk about what Christmas is really about.


Christmas is one of my favorite days of the year. Here, at least in the northern hemisphere, the cold is bold, and the light of the sun makes the white of the snow so bright. The getting together of people, the gifts, the food, the smells, and the sweet songs about Christ's birth are things I hold dear.


Over two thousand years ago, in the town of Bethlehem, a baby boy was born of a virgin, and the name given was that of Jesus. He was and is the greatest gift ever given to mankind. For though he was born to lowly parents, in a stable, because there was no room for them in an inn, He was a gift from God, and given to us so that we could be set free from the chains of sin that entangle all of us.

2千年以上前に、ベツレヘムと言われる街で、男の赤ちゃんが処女から産まれました。彼には「イエス」と名付けました。人生には最も良い贈り物でした。貧賤な父母であって、宿に場所がなかったから馬小屋に中に産まれたのにも関わらず、神様からの贈り物だったのです。私たちが罪のくさりから解き放されるためでした。 In the song "O Holy Night" we can see this beautiful illustration of God's love in the lines below.

「O Holy Night」の歌では神様の愛が美しく描かれます。 Truly He taught us to love one another 

His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother

And in His name all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name

主は教えた 誠に互いを愛せと

主の法は愛であり 主の教えは平和である


主の名の下に すべての抑圧は終わる

甘美なる喜びの聖歌 心地よい合唱で歌い上げる


So, let us remember the reason for the season. Yes, the getting together of people, the gifts, the food, the smells are all quite lovely, but there is much more. In the book of Acts chapter 20:35 it reads.


Acts 20:35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

使徒の働き 20:35


Let's be thankful for what has been given to us and let's work to give those who are less fortunate the gift that really matters. The gift of life. Christ is the reason for the season.



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