Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve....

One of the most meaningful events for our family on Christmas Eve is the candlelight service at church.  The white candle on the Advent wreath is lit at the beginning of the service.  The service ends with everyone having a lighted candle and the singing of "Silent Night."

                  "What can I give Him,
                 
                         Poor as I am?

                    If I were a shepherd

                    I would bring a lamb.

                    If I were a Wise Man

                      I would do my part.

                   Yet what can I give Him?

                      Give my heart."

                                                        - Christina Rossetti

Thank you for reading.  I appreciate your comments.

13 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to a lovely lady and her family!

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  2. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas.

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  3. A lovely little poem.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

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  4. It has been almost a year since I met you Nellie. I am so thankful you came to visit and that we have got to know each other this year. God sends all kinds of blessings and I am thankful for you. So glad you started blogging too.
    Lovely Poem,
    Have a lovely day with your family.

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  5. Happy Christmas Eve...

    Happy Christmas...

    "Auntie"

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  6. I love that poem and it is evocative of all I believe and strive for. xo

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  7. We have the same service tonight. I get emotional every year seeing the church lit by hundreds of candles and singing Silent Night.
    Merry Christmas

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  8. Amen, Nellie- God bless you and your family- xo Diana

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  9. A very Happy and Joyful Christmas to you my dear friend. I pray that the blessings may overflow to you and your family. Joan

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  10. We attended our candle light service was beautiful tonight also! It is always such a blessed event.

    Merry Christmas!
    Gert

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  11. I enjoyed our little visit this afternoon, and hope the rest of your day has been enjoyable! I also love this little poem, as it tells just what Christ wants from us---our hearts! If we give Him that, everything else just naturally falls into place. Love you, dear Sister! :-)

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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