New AussieHomeschool Facebook group 08/03/2018If you are on Facebook I welcome you to join our FB group. This is NOT to replace this forum, rather just as an addendum... to meet some of the younger generation of homeschool mums who don't use forums. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AussieHomeschool/ See my post here about what is going on.
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The AussieHomeschool team hopes this note finds you enjoying the beauty of God's grace in the Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is a special time of year that brings us back to faith and family. We hope you will take time to reflect on those things that hold the most importance in your life.
If you are traveling during the Christmas holidays, it is our prayer that you will be kept safe. If you are fellowshipping with family and friends, may you continue to remember Jesus and honour Him. For those that are struggling, are hurting or are alone – we hope that you will reach out to someone and share your need, allowing others to help and support you. We continue to keep the forums open today for those that are hurting or alone at this time.
We hope and pray that Christmas Day will be a time of celebration – for the birth of Jesus is a part of the whole story of God. And that, is truly something to celebrate. To learn more about the historic record of the birth of Christ you can read Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20.
Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence. He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe. The eternal, the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator came to earth in the flesh that we might know Him – this is the awesomeness of the birth of Christ – Christmas.
Why would God do such a thing? Why would he come as a baby, instead of appearing in power and majesty? Why make himself a true man and live among us, when he knew full well how terribly he would be treated?
It was LOVE!
It is our desire that each member would come to see the birth of Jesus personally, for For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. The soft little hands with delicate fingers were fashioned in Mary’s womb so that nails would one day be driven through them. The baby’s head that Joseph undoubtedly kissed many times was born so that it would one day wear a crown of thorns. Jesus came to earth, He was born to die. Christmas is more than a feel-good nativity scene. It is God coming to earth, it is His plan of salvation for you and me.
The baby was only the beginning.