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Merry Christmas My Friends December 25, 2010

Posted by BrewFan in Heroes.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne  and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever”    – Isaiah 9:6-7

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

I posted this note on my Facebook page yesterday. I don’t know why, but this has been on my heart lately so I’m going to put it here too and pray maybe somebody will find some comfort if they are hurting this Christmas:

It is well known that many among us suffer from deep melancholy or even depression during the Christmas season. It could be because we especially miss a loved one or maybe the year past was one of disappointment or health problems or unfulfilled goals. Whatever the reason, many are hurting more than usual right now.


What is not so well known is that the person who’s birthday we’re going to celebrate tomorrow offers a solution. He said,

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Drop me a note if you want to know how you can “Come to Him”. I wish all of you a joyous Christmas and pray you will find rest for your souls.



1. lauraw - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and kisses to Brewfan and the rest of the IBers!

2. Andy - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, IBers!

3. harrison - December 25, 2010

Have a merry Christmas, y’all.

4. Gromulin - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to all.

5. kevl - December 25, 2010

Lovely post, Brew.
Merry Christmas my angels.

6. PattyAnn - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, IBers!

7. Retired Geezer - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and HUGS to all the IB Family from Mrs. Geezer and me.

Nice post, Brew.

8. BrewFan - December 25, 2010

Santa brought me a router table which I have just assembled. Now it is time for lunch; chips and french onion dip with a side of herring in wine sauce and ritz crackers.

9. Lipstick - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas my dear friends!

10. Cathy - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Folks. Love ya. Squishy hugs all ’round!

11. Cathy - December 25, 2010

btw — the movie from which Brew borrowed his picture is “The Nativity Story” and it is AWESOME!!!

12. Sobek - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, all. I got five book about the ancient and modern Middle East, including “The Blind Owl,” considered the greatest of modern Iranian novels. I am very excited.

13. Sobek - December 25, 2010

I also got a book of Late Babylonian Letters in transliteration and translation, and a history of Pakistan.


14. MostlyRight - December 25, 2010

Thanks Brewfan for this. My sister married the love of her life one week before Christmas 2004, a youth pastor in Chicago who lived what he believed more than any person I’ve ever met. He gave his life just over a year later while attempting to save a drowning kayaker who went over a dam on Memorial Day weekend 2006. This has made the Christmas season rough for our family, and especially my wonderful sister, these last 5 years…weary and heavy-laden are pretty accurate. I’ll be passing along this piece of Scripture now.

Have a Blessed Christmas and 2011 IB’ers.

15. Cathy - December 25, 2010

Sorry to hear about your family tragedy, MostlyRight. I hope that the grief diminishes… but as you all probably know better than I, it won’t go away entirely.

The beauty of your story is that your brother-in-law did give his life and God would never that go to waste. Blessings as you all continue to deal with the loss of him. Your brother has made a difference in the lives of others. Thank you.

16. wpdunn71901 - December 25, 2010

Not for twenty-four hours but unto the end of days – he is with us, draw near and know you are loved

17. Dave in Texas - December 25, 2010

Had a nice visit with my family in Dallas today.

Boy, do I not miss living in Dallas.

Anyway, home, tired, going to bed. Merry Christmas all.

Mostlyright, God bless.

18. The Lovely Janis - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to all the IB Family.

BrewFan, thank you for the post. How God speaks to us through others to remind us he is here always there for us amazes me.

My elderly aunt passed away last week and she was known to keep little note pads where she wrote down Bible verses that touched her in some way. One note pad in particular was in a place that her family found it and gave to the minister for her funeral service. As the minister stated, Margaret made it easy on him to give the message at her funeral as the little note pad had a message in Bible verse. It was just like Aunt Margaret was there reminding us to trust in God, live the life God wants us to live and know He is there for us not matter what. Her faith served her well for 92 years. God Bless you Aunt Margaret.

God Bless you Brew Fan — the message is coming in loud clear.

19. GrumpyUnk - December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to one and all of you here.

20. Retired Geezer - December 26, 2010

It was just like Aunt Margaret was there reminding us to trust in God


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