Wednesday Whine: Magical Night

This Wednesday night there will be no whining. How can one whine on Christmas Eve? This is a night that has always seemed magical to me, filled with possibility and hope. A time for new beginnings.

This Christmas, for those of you enduring difficult times, I wish you peace. For those of you who are lonely, I wish you comfort. And for those of you who are blessed with family to celebrate the season with, I wish you a grateful heart.

For all of you, I wish you joy. From my heart to yours, I wish each of you a Merry Christmas.

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In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the home and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the field nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

~ Luke 2:1-20

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About Kate Loveton

Aspiring novelist. Avid reader of fiction. Reviewer of books. By day, my undercover identity is that of meek, mild-mannered legal assistant, Kate Loveton, working in the confines of a stuffy corporate law office; by night, however, I'm a super hero: Kate Loveton, Aspiring Novelist and Spinner of Tales. My favorite words are 'Once upon a time... ' Won't you join me on my journey as I attempt to turn a hobby into something more?
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11 Responses to Wednesday Whine: Magical Night

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kate ❀

    This is the time of year for showing those closest to you how much they mean to you. Your continued friendship is the best gift that I could ever have wished for and I know that we will continue to be close for many years to come. As long as I don't buy you any more gifts like 'the one that shall not be named'…. πŸ™‚

    • Kate Loveton says:

      (Grin) The Christmas gift that ‘shall not be named’ made me smile – and also gave me a bit of inspiration. ‘Nuff said – I’ll let you figure out what use I put to ‘that inspiration.’ πŸ˜€ I wish you the best new year, dear friend! ❀

  2. gpcox says:

    Hope the Holiday Season is treating you well!!

  3. markbialczak says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your dear husband, Kate. May you share joy, happiness and good fortune.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    And to you Kate. Thank you for posting my favorite story. May your Christmas be surrounded with friends and family.

  5. andy1076 says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story πŸ™‚ Cheers and merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

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