Weekly Blessings: Week 26: Christmas Blessings

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Image Credit: Bryan Davenport

Today is our last "Weekly Blessing" before Christmas! Get excited!

I'm sure most of you will be going to church, read  or watch TV specials to hear the story of Jesus' birth, so I didn't necessarily want to just tell you the story again. 

However, if you'd like to read the story, here is a paraphrased version of the story from About Religion. You can also read the original story in Matthew 1:18-2:12 and  Luke 1:26-2:40

Instead I decided to give you a few videos to explain the significance of Christmas and why it isn't just about the gifts; it's about a miraculous event that occurred in the world - our Savior was born!

But first, I just wanted to share with you a wonderful blog post from Bryan Davenport about Joseph. Although Jesus and Mary are the main two emphasized in The Nativity Story, Joseph played a huge role too: "Even Jesus Needed a Joseph."

This video is simple, yet it has an important message. It tells us the main reason for celebrating Christmas as well, with a more lighthearted twist on it:

This second video is a sermon from Charles Spurgeon that discussed the meaning of the name, Immanuel, which is "God with us;" Very powerful message.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

If you'd like to share something (Bible verse, a song, or a message...anything!) that God has put on your heart or have a question or comment you would like to share, you're more than welcome! If you're interested in writing a post for "Weekly Blessings," or offer an opinion or topic suggestion, get in touch with me via Facebook,  Twitter, or Emailyou can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!


  1. I love both those videos! O Come, O Come Emmanuel is one of my favorite Christmas songs, so it's good to be reminded of what that really means.

    1. Weren't they great?! They really make you stop and think.

  2. I also love O Come, O Come Emmanuel! And I really like the photo you chose for the top. Very moving! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you for reading! Merry Christmas to you too!


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