Friday, December 24, 2010

The Night Before Christmas

Tonight is the night before Christmas.  But in the town of Bethlehem over two thousand years ago, it was just another night.  A night that would change the world.  Please take just a few minutes to watch this video and in your heart imagine that first "Night Before Christmas." 

The Baby born that night was Jesus.  A Baby born to be Savior of a lost world.  He came so that you might live.  He came to save you from an eternity spent in hell.  He came because He loves you.

I am a child of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  I am not perfect, I'm far from it.  I was born a sinner, and I've made many, many mistakes.  I've disappointed God more times than I can count.  But praise the Lord I've been redeemed, I've been forgiven.  I've been washed in the blood of the Spotless Lamb.  The perfect sacrifice. 

If you have never asked God to forgive you of your sins, never asked Him to be Lord of your life, please let today be the day of salvation.  Don't put it off.  Not one of us is guaranteed tomorrow.  He is waiting for you. He loves you.  Not accepting Him is rejecting Him.  And unless you accept Him you can't spend eternity with Him in heaven. 

If you do know Him, then take a moment to close your eyes and thank Him for all His blessings.  No matter what may be going on in your life right this instant, if you belong to Him you are blessed and highly favored.  You are more than a conqueror.  Cast all your cares on Him, for He truly does care for you.  Ask Him to open your heart for more of Him.  Ask Him to help you decrease so that He can increase, so others will see Him in your life.  Ask Him for His joy, which will strengthen you to withstand the attack of the enemy.

To anyone and everyone who reads Down On The Farm, I wish you the Merriest of Christmases.  I pray for each one of you and for your families.  I pray for health, I pray for safety, I pray for peace and harmony in your lives.  I pray for your unsaved loved ones and ask that you pray for mine.  I pray that God would pour out His Spirit upon you in a mighty way.  I pray that you would be reminded daily how special you are to Him, reminded how much He loves you.  I pray that He will make you a blessing to all those around you, and that His light will flow through you.  And I pray that you will be blessed.  I love each and every one of you.  And if we never meet here on earth, I will be watching for each one of you when we walk those streets of gold!!  Merry Christmas!


  1. What a wonderful Gift that was given to us and for us. Your post was a delight to read; I, too, am a child of the King.

    Merry CHRISTmas to your and your family. May the Light of CHRISTmas warm your home with His peace and joy.

    In the Service of the King


  2. I loved this post.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    I have so enjoyed getting to know you this past year!

  3. What a beautiful post! Love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours --- we are still celebrating :) Hope your Christmas was a wonderfully blessed one! -Tammy

  4. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for the blessings.

  5. I often wonder if people on "perfect" blogs are keeping it real in their lives. I think, probably, not. It's not possible to keep up pretense all the time without being dangerously close to melt down and who, usually, suffers? The family.
    It's better to have a meal of herbs and contentment than a rich feast and strife.
    Our Christmas was delightful, filled with family visits, phone calls from friends and lots of love.
    God has blessed us all well beyond our deserving.