Merry Christmas – 2019

Every year we contemplate the wondrous mystery of the Incarnation. The eternal God coming to us in the form of a baby. And his name is called Jesus.

J.I. Packer wrote in his book Knowing God:

“The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.”

To think on this mystery is one of the great joys of this season. He did this for us!

Have a blessed Christmas!

P.S. Our agency will be taking a break from blogging December 24–January 5. Look for my “Year in Review” post on January 6.

16 Responses to Merry Christmas – 2019

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    J.D. Wininger (@JD_Wininger) December 23, 2019 at 5:09 am #

    Merry CHRISTmas Steve Laube Agency. God’s blessings and much success in the coming year as we work together to bring glory to His kingdom.

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    Becky Crowe December 23, 2019 at 5:45 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and thanks for all you post!

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    talktomarymuellergmailcom December 23, 2019 at 5:59 am #

    Thanks Steve, This was a wonderful post to begin my day with. Blessings to you, your family and staff.

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    Judith Robl December 23, 2019 at 6:11 am #

    Thank you, Steve and crew, for this blog. It starts my day, most days, It encourages, challenges, and informs me. Through it, I have been introduced to a number of people who have become friends on line. Your staff is wonderful. Many blessings to you and your staff this Christmas season. Grace and peace,

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    Cele LeBlanc December 23, 2019 at 6:21 am #

    Merry Christmas to you all and Happy Nee Year!

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser December 23, 2019 at 7:42 am #

    All through the dark dim dreadful years,
    he taught us how to sin,
    to take counsel of our fears,
    and not the grace within.
    He thought that he could win us all
    by appealing to our pride
    as he did to Adam at the fall
    and lure us to his side.
    He thought that we would chose to stand
    with his host in hell
    that we’d not listen, nor understand
    the things that God might tell.
    Then he saw the Babe in golden straw
    and knew he’d lost, by ancient law.

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    LIsa December 23, 2019 at 7:42 am #

    Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for the mentoring over the year…and a Happy New Year!

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    Kay DiBianca December 23, 2019 at 8:00 am #

    Steve, thank you and the other Laube bloggers for a wonderful year of writing guidance and inspiration. I have loved being on the receiving end of so much information, and I’m looking forward to another great year in 2020.

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Karen Ingle December 23, 2019 at 8:19 am #

    Merry Christmas to you all at the Steve Laube agency! Your posts here have uplifted and challenged and educated me! God bless you as you follow Him into the new year!

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    Roberta Sarver December 23, 2019 at 8:41 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful staff, including the helpers behind the scenes. You have been a blessing to me.

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    sharonkconnell December 23, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Thank you, Steve. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    When you think of all that Jesus left in Glory to come to earth, become a human like the rest of us, and live a perfect, sinless life for us, and then to suffer the unimaginable on that old rugged cross, it should fill your heart with love for God. That’s what this season is all about for me. Love, true love. Unconditional love.

    Someone made the comment to me that they didn’t understand why so many people have to talk about the Crucifixion when it’s all about the birth of Jesus. When I mentioned the fact that the Child was wrapped in swaddling cloth, a cloth commonly used to wrap the dead for burial and that it was a sign of His future, the picture became clear. Jesus was born in a rugged stable, wrapped in swaddling cloth, and destined to die on a rugged cross. And He did it all for me. Praise God! Merry Christmas, everyone.

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    Rebekah Robinson December 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    Merry and reverent Christmas! I, too, have been thinking on the humility of God: that in order to invite us to be adopted into His family, He first had to ask us to adopt Him into ours.

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    mimionlife December 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

    Merry Christmas!

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    Norma L. Brumbaugh December 24, 2019 at 12:18 am #

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to the Steve Laube team. May you have a delightful time this Christmas with family and friends. I appreciate you.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D December 29, 2019 at 7:17 am #

    Merry Christmas, Steve! Thanks for all you and your fellow agents do as you maintain your blog! Hopefully, things will calm down a bit in 2020 and I will be able to participate more often.

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    Sara January 5, 2020 at 7:32 am #

    Hi Guys, just thought I should share this with you: Jesus was born a child to the world, but to us-his faithfull sons and daughters- he was born a Son, a Son that was given to save a world walking in darkness. It is true that we were once children of darkness, but now we’ve been adopted by christ. I do not agree that Jesus was born on chrismas, but what I do agree on is that Jesus is born in our lives the day we accept him and receive has our lord and personal saviour.

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