SSB Sunday Gathering – December 21, 2014

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Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format.

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Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born

The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town
But mark right well what came to pass
From every door repelled, alas
As was foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble ox’s stall

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God’s angel did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go, the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you’ll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born

With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went the babe to find
And as God’s angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger he was laid
And by his side a virgin maid
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife

There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah lay
They humbly cast them at his feet
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.

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Feel free to join the discussion.
You can share your church struggles and concerns.
Let’s also use it as a time to encourage one another spiritually.
What have you found spiritually encouraging lately?
Do you have any special Bible verses to share, any YouTube songs that you have found uplifting?

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8 comments on “SSB Sunday Gathering – December 21, 2014

  1. JA, Beautiful poem and song. I love the style that accompanied this song and the message in it.

    Our Church service today was 100% dedicated to the life and death of Jesus from the time an angel told Mary that she would bear a King to Jesus ascension into Heaven. Children along with one of their parents told different portions of the story along the way with music in between. There is nothing quite like hearing O Holy Night played on a Harp. What a God given talent this young woman has. I wish I had it recorded so you all could hear it.

    My heart overflows in our Savior’s love for us this morning. May it be contagious.

    Brenda

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  2. This beautiful window and song has begun to melt my hardened heart. I am starting to see the God I first believed in as a teenager. Is it true, through all my pain that God still loves me? Does He still know my name? I have hope. Thank you.

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  3. J.A. You do a wonderful service here! Sitting with my coffee, I wept, as I listened to the video you posted. Hugs to all who share here on Sundays. I think of you all & whisper your names to Jesus. You are missed when you don’t chime in. Merry Christmas to all, you all have enriched my heart with your stories of struggles & victories. I love this part of the body of Christ.

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  4. Thank you, ladies. I heard Yo Yo Ma and Alison Krauss’ version of this old, but not worn-out carol and got chills. I think I listened to it 5 times in a row because it is so beautiful. The lyrics are amazing – so perfect for Christmas.

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  5. Ann

    Great news…
    “Is it true, through all my pain that God still loves me?
    Does He still know my name?
    I have hope.”

    Ps 71:5
    For thou art my HOPE, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

    Ps 71:14
    But I will HOPE continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

    Thank You Jesus

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