Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Potters

Merry Christmas from the Potters! During this Advent season, my focus has been on the humanity of the birth of Jesus.  Through his birth, God was with us, Emmanuel. During this season, I always tend to focus on a scripture and a hymn. My hymn has been“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”. I love the line “God and sinners reconciled”. Because of his birth and ultimate death, we were granted the grace of God that we didn’t earn but that was given freely. My scripture focus this season has been John 1:1-5. To me, Jesus is the light that will drive out the darkness. No matter our troubles, he is there.

John 1:1-5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem."
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heav'n adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favored one.
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th'incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail! the heav'n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

The Potters

Saturday, December 17, 2016


We saw our favorite Santa again this year. We love to see him! I love the look on the girls faces when they look at him and talk to him.