Well thanksgiving has come and gone and that can only mean one this… Get out the bigger pants. Not really but it does mean the Christmas shopping season is amoung us. People everywhere were up and at it early on “black friday”. Lets not forget while we are out the reason for the season. Its about Christ and celebrating his birth and his life. Not that we shouldnt everyday but on this day for sure. My family is starting a new tradidtion this year. In place of pies we are making a cake. A birthday cake for our Lord and Savior on his birthday. I encourage you to do the same thing. Have a cake light a candle (not 2010 of them) and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Mary, a virgin, was living in Galilee of Nazareth and was engaged to be married to Joseph, a Jewish carpenter. An angel visited her and explained to her that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. She would carry and give birth to this child and she would name him Jesus.
At first Mary was afraid and troubled by the angel’s words. Being a virgin, Mary questioned the angel, “How will this be?” The angel explained that the child would be God’s own Son and, therefore, “nothing is impossible with God.” Humbled and in awe, Mary believed the angel of the Lord and rejoiced in God her Savior.