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My dear friends. I wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas. In this war torn world, where so much pain and suffering is being experienced, may you know the peace which only God can give. Let’s remember that Jesus was born as a baby into a world torn apart by strife, refugees, pain and hunger. He was born to an unmarried mother, far away from home, in a country ruled by another power. Let’s give thanks that HE understands these things, and remember that He was born “Emmanuel” – God with us. How can we fail to celebrate!

John made  this nativity set for us 20years ago. The large angel came from a craft hypermarket in Vancouver where we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. The two medium angels came from Canada when Mrs D and hubby went there. This is the first item to come out of the box when we decorate for Christmas. We set up the nativity before we do trees, windows, lights or anything else. It causes us to remember what Christmas is about. Without Jesus it is simply a fun time in the middle of winter.

So this is my desk this week. The house is now filled with our family – who I confess have come up here early because John is so very poorly in hospital. I don’t know what is going to happen, whether he will recover or not. But I do know that he loves Jesus as His Saviour, and so therefore I can celebrate the New Life which Jesus has to offer by coming into this world of pain, hurt, anger, sickness, and bitterness. I’m so very thankful that John is secure in the hands of the creator of this universe.

Take care, my friends. God bless you with His Peace and Joy as you celebrate Christmas around the globe.


PS. Why not join us in this blog hop around the world. Pop over to Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ It’s fun and very addictive!!

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    Ohhh Snap
    Hoping John is doing better. Lovely Nativity.
    Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:35:53

    Hello Marg, so sad that John is in hospital over Christmas, lovely that you have family there with you. Sending you both warm Christmas Wishes, Love, Shaz #8 xx
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:22:38

    Diana Taylor
    A beautiful and very special nativity. I hope you enjoy Christmas with your family and I hope your husband has a comfortable and peaceful Christmas be it at home or hospital. Thoughts are with you, Diana #22
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:11:38

    Dear Margaret. I wholeheartedly agree with you re the reason for Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the Season as it says on one of my stamps. I am so sorry that John is so very poorly and I pray for you and your family. Anne x #27
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:04:44

    Oh Margaret, I’m so sorry to hear that John is poorly. But as you say: he is secure in the arms of the Lord. The words “Thy will be done”are Always difficult words to say, but I think this is what you are bravely saying (if I read between the lines). I’m sending you sincere and fond virtual hugs. Your Christmas is going to be unforgettable and I wish you all the strength that the Lord can give you and above all I pray that He give you the Peace That Passes All Understanding. Blessings Lisca
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:11:42

    Carol N
    Your Nativity is beautiful! I’m glad you have family around and I pray that John gets better. It is sad to see how the world treats this special time of year and forget the true meaning of Christmas. God bless you and yours and Merry Christmas! Carol N #34
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:26:26

    sandra de
    Wishing you and your family a merry christmas and strength for the coming days.
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:26:30

    Good morning. I’m doing a quick whizz round all my fav blogs before hitting the supermarket for the last minute shop. I would just like to wish you a happy Christmas with John and hope that 2016 comes with better health for him so you can enjoy your precious time together. Big hugs, Annie x #16
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:07:24

    Sending you hugs and love this Christmas Margaret…thinking of you and John. Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:23:15

    I’m very glad that you are surrounded by family, and so so sorry that John is poorly – it will help him enormously to know that you aren’t alone. I love the nativity – I love that every item has a story.
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:15:11

    Oh Margaret, I a so sorry to hear about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. You are such a lovely lady and you have taken time to blog amidst all that is happening around you. May the Lord look favourably down upon you. Thinking of you, Neet 10 xx
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:06:56

    Morning, pleased to see our angel is joining yours on the nativity. Must confess our angel hasn’t come out of the cupboard. Talk to you later. Chris #12
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:03:34

    What an interesting Nativity set, so different and creative! Yes we really do need to place the Nativity set front and center. Sometimes homes are filled with santas and elves! A Merry and Holy Christmas to you! Patsy
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 07:15:10

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    I hope your husband gets better and we can celebrate THAT also in the new year. Have a joyous Christmas. That Nativity set is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW from #2.
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 07:09:57

    Sorry to hear that John is still so poorly. I hope you manage to celebrate with the family; but with your faith you will pull through, no matter what lies ahead. Much love. Helen xx 3
    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:48:33

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