Sunday, January 3, 2021

Scripture Sunday - 6th week of Advent




















Good Sunday Morning

Sweet Friends,

Here are the scriptures for today!

In Most Christian circles there are only

4 weeks of Advent, but I have learned

thru blogging that our Catholic friends

celebrate 6 weeks of Advent, which I

think is really neat.  The 6th week is

called Epiphany Sunday

 (which represents the Longing.)


1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 

2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born
 king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and
 have come to worship him.” 

3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and
 all Jerusalem with him. 

4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where
 the Messiah was to be born. 

5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is 
what the prophet has written: 

6 “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by
 no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of
 you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ” 

7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 

8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and 
search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” 

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their
 way, and the star they had seen when it rose went
 ahead of them until it stopped over the place where
 the child was. 

10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 

11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with
 his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented
 him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back
 to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.



We have been taught that altho the wise 

men are always a part of the nativity 

scene, that they really did not visit baby 

Jesus until he was about 2 yrs. old,

 so that is the symbolism behind the

 6th week of advent.


I love that it draws out the Christmas

 Season longer.........So my Christmas 

decorations are still up and we are

still celebrating, and we will be 

 be trying to do so all year long!

It just seems to me that during the

Christmas Season, people seem to

exude more love, joy, and kindness

and I for one want to be one of

those doing that more all year long.

How about you??  If so, join me.


Have a Blessed New Year!!


Hugs,

  Nellie


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2 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

I am catholic and it is nice that you wrote today about our advent and how it does go on past the actual day of Christmas. Helps us enter into the new year with hope and love for a new beginning. Happy New Year. xoxo Kris

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Kris,
and Happy New Year to you as well.
Always lovely to hear from you, so thanks for stopping in and for your sweet and encouraging comments.
Have a Blessed week.
Nellie

My computer crashed on Monday, so I am awaiting the new one but it will be a week or more before I am up and running again.
Working on hubbies lap top right now, but it's quite different to work on, so not sure how much I will be doing until I am up and running again. Have Thankful Thursday almost done so will be able to post that.....don't know about pics tho....will cross that bridge when I get there. lol Take care hon.