Jesus Christ our Savior is Born!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing!

Jesus Christ our Savior is Born!

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in still another village where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years, he was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He did not go to college. He never visited a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born.

He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness. He had no credentials but himself.

He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.

While he was dying his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Twenty centuries have come and gone and today he remains the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s’ progress.

All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned put together, have not affected the life of man on this planet so much as that one solitary life.

— James Allan Francis, 1864-1928

Mercy, peace, and love be your in abundance!

                                     — Jude 1:2

Merry Christmas from all of us at
Everyday Cheapskate!



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  1. Suzan says:

    Thank you, Mary, for all the time you take to send emails every day. They are so pertinent about what we need to know now. Thank you for the great recipes, also. It’s a pleasure to read your emails. Happy Holidays to your staff and your beautiful family.

  2. Jenny Sonsalla says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful advice and help throughout the years. Thank you for reminding everyone to keep Christ in Christmas. Love “Let Heaven and Nature Sing”. May God bless you and your family richly in “2022”.

  3. Kresti A. Lyddon says:

    Thank you, Mary for posting this. James Allen Francis neglected to mention WHY Jesus’s life has impacted so many – it’s because Jesus did not stay in the grave, of course! Praise God for His marvelous gift!

  4. Marsha Stanton says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary! Thank you so much for your column. I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into it. Love and prayers always

  5. Cheri says:

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6

    Thank you, Father for your most precious gift, Jesus, our Savior!

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