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home : opinions : letters to the editor   April 29, 2016

12/30/2013 2:37:00 PM
Letters to the editor: Celebrate joy of Jesus' birth

Regarding Pastor Pederson’s article relating the significance of traditions and pagan worship. There is something I’d like to contribute — a resounding AMEN!

Scripture informs us of the prophecy of a virgin girl giving birth to a baby born in Bethlehem; Wisely the day, and year, was not given. Mary and Joseph were told to name Him Jesus.

After the baby’s birth, Joseph had a warning dream; He and Mary, were told they must go to Egypt for the baby’s safety. When it was safe to return home, they did so.

Here Jesus was home schooled by Mary and He helped Joseph in their carpenter’s shop. At the age of 30 years, He began His ministry as our Lord and Saviour by submitting to baptism by His cousin, John the Baptist.

I truly feel compassion for anyone choosing not to celebrate Christ Jesus’ birth and missing the blessed joy they deny themselves.

Mary Jane Grafton, a.k.a “Grandma Jane”
Storytime Ministry, Peru

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