Monday, December 25, 2006

My Christmas Card to You

Here in Canada, it is six o'clock on Christmas Eve, but my family in Europe and the Middle East have already welcomed Christmas Day. This prayer is from Grandma's Christmas scrapbook.

Dear Lord, at this holy Christmas open our hearts to all that is good.
Turn our eyes to the star of Bethlehem which casts its radiance down the long corridor of the centuries and let us see in it a promise of peace and eternal hope. Above all, give us grace to be truly thankful for the many bounties granted us...

to live in a land of plenty

to walk without fear

to love and be loved...

to worship with freedom

to see the miracles of the changing seasons, the forest, fields and waters

For these and more, we thank you.
Amen

Bob Turnbull
Toronto Globe and Mail
1957

To my dear family, friends, and fellow bloggers,
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas day!

Ruth

7 comments:

  1. Your choice of words and photos are perfect, Ruth. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family and may it be blessed.

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  2. A joyful Christmas to you, Ruth!

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  3. And a Merry, Merry Christmas to you too Ruth!

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  4. Thank you Ruth. Our lives are enriched by knowing you and your family. Trust you are having a wonderful Christmas.
    Love from your aunt.

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  5. Ruth,
    A lovely post and you couldn't have done better choosing the photos to accompany the beautiful wording. May you have a Blessed holiday season.

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  6. Thank you for the Christmas wishes - hope yours was merry too!

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  7. Thank you for all your good wishes!

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