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Friday, December 21, 2012

God's promised gift!

Isaiah 7:14, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel”

Matthew 1:21, “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins”

It won’t be long now and we’ll be celebrating yet another Christmas.

What does Christmas mean to you?

What comes to your mind as you prepare for Christmas 2012?

Would it be decorating the Christmas tree..... or......

maybe singing Christmas carols?

Could it be making candy, baking cakes and lots of biscuits?

What about the giving and receiving of presents?

The parties you will have to attend or maybe it’s getting together with loved ones, friends and co-workers?

Is it the time you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ?
Do you.....really?
A time to pause and praise God for the marvelous gift of His love?

Galatians 4:4 says, “When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.”
Yes, God’s Son really did enter this world at a certain point in human history.

There is no question about it. He did come! He did live! He did die! He did arise from the dead! The exact date is incidental, but the fact that He came to earth means everything, for “the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

Perhaps you don’t celebrate His birth at all during the Christmas season?
Sadly, in all the busyness, the party-going, gift-shopping, and family gatherings, the One whose birthday we are commemorating is practically forgotten and ignored all together.

The glitter of bright decorations,,,,,,,the sound of joyous Christmas carols...... the happy children.......and the cheerful “Merry Christmas” greetings, sometimes give the impression that everyone is thankful that Jesus came to our planet.

However, that isn’t true today, and it never was.

The news of Jesus’ birth evoked a mixed reaction.
An angel brought “good tidings of great joy.”

The shepherds and wise men welcomed the Saviour.

However, Herod was so troubled when he heard about it that he tried to kill the baby Jesus. Moreover, the religious leaders of that day were so very indifferent that they failed to send a delegation to Bethlehem to find out what had happened.

Even today there is still differing reactions! Thousands honour Jesus and rejoice in their salvation, while countless others hate Him and have succeeded in outlawing the singing of Christmas carols in shopping malls and the display of nativity scenes in public places. Why??? I wonder....

While still others are apathetic; they go along with the celebration of the season and even join in singing Christmas carols, but they never ask themselves who Jesus is or why He came. They don’t think of their responsibility to believe on Him and receive Him as their personal Saviour.

Have you received the gift of eternal life that He offers to you? If not, why not do so today?
thank you Mikey blessings to you and all.....

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry Christmas to all.....

"Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar."

"I'd Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida"

"Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo"

"Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand"

Eguberri on "Vesele Vanoce"

"Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat"

"Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo"

[Mandarin] - "Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan"

[Catonese] - "Saint Dan Fai Lok"

"Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth"

"Sretan Bozic i Nova Godina"

"Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok"

"Glædelig Jul" "Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar"

"Haid joule ja head uut aastat"

"Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad" "Maligayang Pasko"

"Manigong Bagong Taon" "Hyvaa joulua"

"Joyeux Noël" "Froehliche Weihnachten"

"Kala Christouyenna" "Mele Kalikimaka"

"Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova" "Shub Naya Baras"

"Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket" "Gledileg Jol"
"Selamat Hari Natal"

"Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah" "Nollaig Shona Dhuit"

"Buone Feste Natalizie"

" Shinnen omedeto, kurisumasu omedeto. .
Kurisumasu omedeto

Japanese people generally add the expression gozaimasu to indicate soemm humility. "Sung Tan Chuk Ha"

"Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu"

"Linksmu Kaledu" "Merry Keshmish"

"God Jul" "Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia"

"Feliz Natal" "Boas Festas"

"Sarbatori Fericite"

"Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva s Novim Godom"

"Hristos se rodi" "Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce"

"La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou"

"Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina"

"Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok"

"Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto"

"Feliz Navidad" "God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År"

-Merry Chrismas :" Ia orana te Noera"

and Happy new year is "Ia orana i te mata iti api"

"Sawadee Pee Mai" "Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun"

"Z Rizdvom Khrystovym !" - "Merry Christmas"

" Z Novym Rokom !" - "Happy New Year"

"Z Rizdvom Khrystovym i Novym Rokom !" - both greetings together.

"Chuc Mung Giang Sinh" "Nadolig Llawen"

"Cestitamo Bozic"

(Special Thanks to contributors to this page: Triin N and Annalene Groenewald.)

bless you all...Yaddy

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Matthew 1:21, “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins”

John W. Peterson is one of the most prolific gospel composers of the 20th century.

Born November 1, 1921, in Lindsborg, Kansas, he served as an Air Force transport pilot during World War II, flying the notorious "China Hump" route over the Himalayas.

Upon returning from duty he enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute, also serving on its radio staff.
In 1953 Peterson graduated from Chicago's American Conservatory of Music, soon after settling in Pennsylvania and launching his songwriting career.

Peterson published in excess of 1,000 contemporary hymns and spirituals, as well as 35 cantatas and musicals.
His most beloved efforts also include "Heaven Came Down," "Jesus Is Coming Again," and "Surely Goodness and Mercy." While at the peak of his compositional prowess, he spent over a decade as president and editor-in-chief of Grand Rapids, Michigan based sacred music publisher Singspiration before relocating to Scottsdale, AZ, and founding his own Good Life Productions.

The recipient of the National Evangelical Film Foundation's 1967 Sacred Music Award, Peterson published his autobiography, The Miracle Goes On, a decade later.
In 1986, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. After battling cancer, Peterson died in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 20, 2006.

I trust you will enjoy this great hymn, and one of my favorites, which speaks about the joy of becoming a child of the King, and entitled:

“Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul”

Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day - day I will never forget;
After I'd wandered in darkness away, Jesus my Saviour I met.
O what a tender, compassionate friend - He met the need of my heart;
Shadows dispelling, With joy I am telling, He made all the darkness depart.


Heaven came down and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross the Saviour made me whole;
My sins were washed away -
And my night was turned to day -
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!

Born of the Spirit with life from above into God's fam'ly divine,
Justified fully thru Calvary's love, O what a standing is mine!
And the transaction so quickly was made when as a sinner I came,
Took of the offer of grace He did proffer - He saved me, O praise His dear name!


Heaven came down and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross the Saviour made me whole;
My sins were washed away -
And my night was turned to day -
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!

Now I've a hope that will surely endure after the passing of time;
I have a future in heaven for sure, there in those mansions sublime.
And it's because of that wonderful day when at the cross I believed;
Riches eternal and blessings supernal from His precious hand I received.


Heaven came down and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross the Saviour made me whole;
My sins were washed away -
And my night was turned to day -
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!
Beautiful....isn't it?
Thanks for that Mikey
bless you....