Friday, December 24, 2010

The Gift of Gifts

"O God,  take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds,
    and enlarge my mind;
  let me hear good tidings of great joy,
    and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
  place me with ox, ass, camel, goat,
    to look upon my Redeemer's face,
    and in him account myself delivered from sin;
  let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child
    to my heart,
  embrace him with undying faith,
  exulting that he is mine and I am his.
In him thou hast given me so much
    that heaven can give no more."
"The Gift of Gifts" The Valley of Vision, pg. 29

Merry Christmas!


MacMeister said...

May we all pray that prayer this Christmas season!

What a wonderful picture and what a wonderful family! :-) I miss y'all!

Sophie said...

What a great picture! Have a wonderful Christmas! May the Love of the Babe of Christmas shine through you all!

WhiteStone said...

Love this prayer from Valley and love the Christmas photo of your family.

I did not know Mr. Beaver worked at WBB. My daughter worked as the WBB webmaster for several years before they moved the office back to LeMars. We have a fondness for the ice cream store in LeMars and usually stop on our way to visit her in MN. Yum!

Co-heir With Christ said...

Beautiful family!! I miss you all, and hope to meet you again in the future.