Ask The Pastor - 2012-12-25 - BROADCAST NOTES - Program #22
Christmas Special Edition
PROGRAM OPEN (USE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL VERSION)
Good evening and welcome to ‘Ask The Pastor!’
This is a very special edition of our broadcast as we take this time to celebrate Christmas!
Normally each week, as God permits, we are pleased to study the Word of God together, take your questions and have a time of prayer for our country and you, our listeners. Tonight, however, is Christmas evening and we are filled with the excitement and joy that is truly Christmas.
By the way, when I say we, I mean you our listners, myself, Jim Simmons and of course my co-host, Pastor Charles Lyons. Dr. Lyons, how are you tonight?
Wonderful and let me take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas.
Well thank you so much. We have had a great time here are the Simmons’s household.
(SHARE SOME ABOUT YOUR DAY – MAKE IT UP)
Well that is great! Let me also take this time to welcome our listeners not only to this special Christmas edition of “Ask The Pastor,” but to wish each and every one of them a very merry Christmas.
You know Jim, I may not be old, but I have lived long enough to know that Christmas comes to us regardless of what is going on in our lives. By that I mean that for many this Christmas may be a time of joy and prosperity. Perhaps you have spent your day with your loved ones, sharing special gifts and seeing the sparkle of surprise in the eyes of little children, and even now you are amazed by the flavors and variety of the food you have enjoyed today.
In contrast, others find themselves just getting by, wishing they could have done more and wondering what the rest of the week or month will be like.
Finally there are others whose loved ones are far away and this has been a very difficult day. Perhaps your loved ones are in uniform. Maybe serving in another state, another country or in places you don’t know about… doing what they can’t describe… just to ensure our freedom. Please know that you and your family are greatly appreciated even when you are unable to describe what they are being called on to do.
So Jim, before we go any further, would you please start us up the right way, would you open us in prayer this special Christmas evening. By the way Jim, as you do, why not pray for the provision of those who are hurting and for those whose loved ones are serving our country for our freedom.
I would be happy to. (PRAY)
Thank you so much Jim. I think there is one issue we should resolve right here in the beginning. Before we go any further on this special Christmas night, there is something we need to address.
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Lets start by being very basic and really practical, Jim, let me ask you, how would you describe Christmas?
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Well that’s just great. That should be the emphasis. However far too often finances get in the way. You know for most of my Christmases I have been in the city. I remember a line from the 3 stooges that describe the way some city people decorate, it went like this:
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That is one way to do it, let me tell you about my early Christmas days growing up.
[DESCRIBE YOUR EARLY MEMORIES]
You know Jim, I hope it serves as some encouragement for parents to realize that your Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be lavish. But to be a real Christmas worth remembering it needs to be filled with love and filled with the right purpose, that purpose is Jesus Christ.
That is so true, but you know you have given me an opportunity to share, Pastor, what was it like for you growing up at Christmas time?
[DESCRIBE YOUR EARLY MEMORIES]
TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE FIRST (10:07 AM) CHRISTMAS SONG HERE
"GOD REST YOU MERRY, GENTLEMEN", also known as "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", is an English traditional Christmas carol. It was published by William B. Sandys in 1833, although the author is unknown.
However, two interesting things about the song’s history.
First it is referenced in the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol written in 1843. "...at the first sound of — 'God bless you, merry gentlemen! May nothing you dismay!'— Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost." It seems the song was not popular with those who lacked the Christmas spirit let alone Christian compassion.
Secondly, although the author is officially unknown, it is believed to be a postman delivering mail at around the 1700's. He sang this song so that people would go to church. The words of the first verse go like this:
God rest you merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Savior Was born upon this Christmas Day.
To save us all from Satan's power, Which long time had gone astray.
Which brings tidings of comfort and joy.
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However, if you really want to know what Christmas is all about, let’s get back to the basics…
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That makes it pretty clear.
You are so right Pastor.
Jim, lets start by looking at what the Word of God has to say, after all that is our authority. And then let’s take a look at what some of our leaders have said about Christmas.
That makes a lot of sense. When you really get down to it, what matters is what God says, not feelings, what’s popular at the time or even what is politically correct.
From the Old Testament I read the passage from Micah 5:2
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Pastor that sounds like to me that hundreds of years before there was a babe in the manger, there was a prophecy that comforted and assured God’s people that there would be a Savior!
Jim you are absolutely right. If the birth of Christ, our Savior was a surprise, why were the wise men looking for Him? And by the way, wise men, women and young people today, still look for Him.
Another great example of the prophecy of Jesus Christ can be found in Isaiah 9:6
6 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.
Pastor those words not only sound familiar from the Bible, but also from the music known as the Messiah.
That’s right Jim, and that is why Handel’s Messiah continues to be such an inspiration and so powerful, it is predominately made up of lines of Scripture telling the promise and fulfillment of the Gospel.
JIM- That’s so true and I love so many of the other verses from the New Testament that tell us about the reality and purpose of Christmas.
Remember, Luke 2:10-11?
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And then there was the message declared in Matthew 1:21
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
When I read these verses I don’t just get excited about Christmas, I stay excited about Christmas!
(Continue to discuss and then…)
TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE SECOND (10:16:30 AM) CHRISTMAS SONG HERE
“Until Isaac Watts came along, most of the singing in British churches was from the Psalms of David. The church—especially the Church of Scotland—had labored over the Psalms with great effort and scholarship, translating them into poems with rhyme and rhythm suitable for singing. As a young man in Southampton, Isaac had become dissatisfied with the quality of singing, and he keenly felt the limitations of being able to only sing these Psalms. So he “invented” the English hymn.
He did not, however, neglect the Psalms. In 1719, he published a unique hymnal—one in which he had translated, interpreted and paraphrased the Old Testament Psalms through the eyes of New Testament faith. He called it simply, “The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament.” Taking various Psalms, he studied them from the perspective of Jesus and the New Testament, and then formed them into verses for singing.
“I have rather expressed myself as I may suppose David would have done if he lived in the days of Christianity,” Watts explained, “and by this means, perhaps, I have sometimes hit upon the true intent of the Spirit of God in those verses farther and clearer than David himself could ever discover.”
Watt’s archenemy, Thomas Bradbury, was greatly critical of Watt’s songs, which he called “whims” instead of “hymns.” He accused Watts of thinking he was King David. Watts replied in a letter, “You tell me that I rival with David, whether he or I be the sweet psalmist of Israel. I abhor the thought: while yet, at the same time, I am fully persuaded that the Jewish psalm book was never designed to be the only Psalter for the Christian church.”
“Joy to the World!” is Isaac Watts’ interpretation of Psalm 98, which says: “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth” (verse 4.) As he read Psalm 98, Isaac pondered the real reason for shouting joyfully to the Lord—the Messiah has come to redeem us. The result, despite the now—forgotten criticisms of men like Bradbury, has been a timeless carol that has brightened our Christmas for nearly three hundred years.
Just before we hear the music, consider these words from the carol:
“Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.”
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Pastor, when we began this evening you mentioned that we would look at what the Bible says about Christmas.
That’s right Jim, and in some small way we have done that. We focused on the main Scriptures that speak of the promise of The Savior, redeemer, the Christ. We shared the Scriptures that speak of His birth. And His message is scattered throughout the Word of God… both Old and New Testament. So with the limits of time we also added some of those main passages of Christmas on our Christmas section of the website. Our listeners can access that when they click through on the BlogTalkRadio AskThePastor program description just to the right on their screen.
Well that is a great way to share the message, but what I was going back to is that you suggested earlier that we would also look at what our leaders have said about Christmas. Although interesting, why does it matter when we have what God says?
Jim, that is a fine question, the answer is that it is good to recognize and value those leaders who recognize that they may be in a position of power or authority, but they are there by the grace of God and they have a need to remember that they are servants. Even the greatest leaders are servants of God whether they recognize it or not.
Now I see what you mean. For example President Harry Truman, in his Christmas eve address of 1949 said,
Since returning home, I have been reading again in our family Bible some of the passages which foretold this night. . . . We miss the spirit of Christmas if we consider the Incarnation as an indistinct and doubtful, far-off event unrelated to our present problems. We miss the purport of Christ’s birth if we do not accept it as a living link which joins us together in spirit as children of the ever-living and true God. In love alone – the love of God and the love of man – will be found the solution of all the ills which afflict the world today.
We are also blessed today with the Speaker of The U.S. House of Representative, John Boehner, who at the National Christmas Tree lighting said:
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That is an encouragement, but if you really want to hear the faith of Christmas strong, clear and politically incorrect, I guess we can go to the other side of “the pond” and hear this message from Queen Elizabeth of England as she addressed her subjects, by the way if you hear the sounds of children there were some there:
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TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE THIRD (10:26 AM) CHRISTMAS SONG HERE
Thanks Jim, that is crystal clear and exactly what I was referring to earlier.
You know, John Francis Wade, was the author of a special hymn we sing as a Christmas carol. He was hounded out of England in 1745. He was a Roman Catholic layman in Lancashire; but because of persecution arising from the Jacobite rebellion, streams of Catholics fled to France and Portugal, where communities of English—speaking Catholics appeared.
But how could he, a refugee, support himself? In those days, the printing of musical scores was cumbersome, and copying them by hand was an art. In the famous Roman Catholic College and Ministry Center in Douay, France, Wade taught music and became renowned as a copyist of musical scores. His work was exquisite.
In 1743, Wade, 32, had produced a copy of a Latin Christmas carol beginning with the phrase “Adeste Fidelis, Laeti triumphantes.” At one time historians believed he had simply discovered an ancient hymn by an unknown author, but most scholars now believe Wade himself composed the lyrics. Seven original hand—copied manuscripts of this Latin hymn have been found, all of them bearing Wade’s signature.
John Wade passed away on August 16, 1786, at age 75. His obituary honored him for his “beautiful manuscripts” that adorned chapels and homes.
As time passed, English Catholics began returning to Britain, and they carried Wade’s Christmas carol with them. More time passed, and one day an Anglican minister named the Reverend Frederick Oakeley, who preached at Margaret Street Chapel in London, came across Wade’s Latin Christmas carol. Being deeply moved, he translated it into English for Margaret Street Chapel. The first line of Oakeley’s translation said: “Ye Faithful, Approach Ye.”
Somehow, “Ye Faithful, Approach Ye,” didn’t catch on, and several years later Oakeley tried again. By this time, Oakeley, too, was a Roman Catholic priest, having converted to Catholicism in 1845. Perhaps his grasp of Latin had improved, because as he repeated over and over the Latin phrase “Adeste Fidelis, Laeti triumphantes” he finally came up with the simpler, more vigorous “O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant!”
So two brave Englishmen, Catholics, lovers of Christmas and lovers of hymns, living a hundred years apart, writing in two different nations, combined their talents to bid us come, joyful and triumphant, and adore Him born the King of angels. “O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.”
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Say Pastor, one of the things we always do on the Thursday night program, Ask The Pastor, is to take questions. Do we have any questions for this Christmas evening?
Well let’s start by checking the voice mail…
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OK, maybe we don’t have enough time for the voice mail this evening, let’s start with the emails. Here is a question, what is an advent calendar?
The word 'Advent' has a Latin origin meaning 'the coming,' or more accurately, 'coming toward.' For Christian believers, Christmas is one of the greatest events in the yearly cycle, being the celebration of the greatest gift ever given by God to mankind.
Centuries ago, the importance of this event caused many Christians to feel that it was inadequate merely to mark off only one day on the yearly calendar for celebrating this incredible gift from God.
At first, the days preceding Christmas were marked off from December 1 with chalk on believers' doors. Then in Germany in the late 19th century the mother of a child named Gerhard Lang made her son an Advent Calendar comprised of 24 tiny sweets stuck onto cardboard. Lang never forgot the excitement he felt when he was given his Advent calendar at the beginning of each December, and how it reminded him every day that the great celebration of the whole year was approaching ever nearer.
As an adult he went into partnership with his friend Reichhold and opened a printing office. In 1908, they produced what is thought to be the first-ever printed Advent Calendar with a small colored picture for each day in Advent.
Although they seem a little less Christian now a days, advent calendar can still be found both printed and on the internet!
Great, in that same spirit, let me peal back another label and find another question, what is Epiphany and should Christians observe it today?
Epiphany is an ancient church festival celebrating the magi’s visit to the Christ Child (Matthew 2:1-12). It is kept on January 6. Epiphany is also called “Three Kings’ Day” and “Twelfth Day”—the latter name because January 6 is twelve days after Christmas; the eve of Epiphany is called “Twelfth Night.” It is celebrated mainly in Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and other liturgical churches.
The word epiphany means “manifestation” or “revelation.” Thus, the holiday celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the magi. So pastor, is there any reason we should or shouldn’t celebrate “Epiphany?”
Well fortunately it hasn’t become commercialized; I haven’t received any epiphany cards this year. However, while there is nothing wrong with the idea, I personally prefer and believe it is best and right to keep our focus on Christ not those surrounding Christ. As much as I appreciate great accommodations, I’m not advocating the innkeeper festival to be celebrated next year.
I guess that is especially true if you had to stay in the stable rather than a suite! Pastor here is another question that surprises me, should Christians celebrate Christmas?
Well I suspect what the question is focused on is should we as Christians be focused on a commercialized Christmas. So of course the answer is a strong definitive Yes and No.
Thanks Pastor, are you running for office? What’s with the yes and no?
By NO, I mean we don’t booze in the office, and accident pile-ups while people who are supposed to be adults literally fight over parking spaces at malls and the latest gimmick being marketed for Christmas. No problem with gift giving, I just have a problem when the gift exceeds the message of Christmas.
I suppose we also don’t care for the idea of a politically correct Christmas leaves out Christ and we only have a happy holiday?
Exactly, I always respond to “Happy Holiday” with a positive happy, not sarcastic, thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you!
As for the YES part of my answer, always communicate the message of Christ, both His birth and His Purpose every chance we have. All year long!
[DISCUSS WAYS TO DO THIS]
TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE FOURTH (10:36:30 AM) CHRISTMAS SONG HERE
The words of “O Holy Night” were written in 1847 by a French wine merchant named Placide Clappeau, the mayor of Roquemaure, a town in the south of France. We know little about him except that he wrote poems as a hobby.
We know more about the man who composed the music, a Parisian named Adolphe Charles Adam. The son of a concert pianist, Adams was trained almost from infancy in music and piano. In his mid—twenties, he wrote his first opera and thereafter wrote two operas a year until his death at age fifty-two. Near the end of his life, he lost his savings in a failed business venture involving the French national opera, but the Paris Conservatory rescued him by appointing him professor of music.
It was John Dwight, son of Yale’s president, Timothy Dwight, who discovered this French Carol, “Christian Midnight,” and translated it into the English hymn, “O Holy Night.”
After graduating from Harvard and Cambridge, John was ordained as minister of the Unitarian church in Northampton, but his pastoring experience wasn’t happy. In 1841, George and Sophia Ripley founded a commune named Brook Farm “to prepare a society of liberal, intelligent, and cultivated persons, whose relations with each other would permit a more simple and wholesome life.” John was hired as director of the Brook Farm School and began writing a regular column on music for the commune’s publication.
Greatly influenced by the liberal views of Ralph Waldo Emerson, he became fascinated by the German culture, especially the symphonic music of Ludwig Von Beethoven, and it was largely his influence that introduced Americans to Beethoven’s genius.
When Brook Farm collapsed in 1847, Jon Dwight moved into a cooperative house in Boston and established a career in music journalism. He penned articles on music for major publications, and in 1852 he launched his own publication, “Dwight’s Journal of Music.” He became America’s first influential classical music critic. He was opinionated, sometime difficult, a great promoter of European classical music and an early advocate of Transcendentalism.
How odd that a wine merchant, a penniless Parisian, and liberal clergyman should give Christianity one of its holiest hymns about the birth of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world.
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I don’t know what you think, but outside of the traditional church message, one of the things that make Christmas time special for me is tradition. For example things that we do with our families that are unique and special. Jim do you have any special family memories or “Traditions” that help make Simmons family memories?
Pastor, what about you, any special memories or traditions from your home?
[My turn to be spontaneous]
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We had another question that came in that we should probably talk about especially since it is a part of many people’s family traditions, should Christian Parents tell their children about Santa?
Dawg if I know….trust issues, lying parents, jaded children.
By the way, if time permits:
Is it wrong to say ‘Xmas’ instead of ‘Christmas’?
There are many who view the word Xmas as part of an overall “war on Christmas.” They view it as a blatant attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. While it is undeniable that some use Xmas in that manner, the actual origin of the word Xmas has nothing to do with taking Christ out of Christmas.
In Greek, the original language of the New Testament, the word for “Christ” is Χριστός, which begins with the Greek letter that is essentially the same letter as the English letter X. So, originally, Xmas was simply an abbreviation of Christmas. No grand conspiracy to take Christ out of Christmas. Just an abbreviation.
In response to this, rather than getting angry or complaining about the use of Xmas, we should be sharing the love of Christ through word and deed.
TRANSITION AND INTRODUCE FIFTH (10:46 AM) CHRISTMAS SONG HERE
At nearly 6 feet six, weighing 300 pounds, Phillip Brooks cast a long shadow. He was a native Bostonian, the ninth generation of distinguished Puritan stock, who entered the Episcopalian Ministry and pastor and was a great power in Philadelphia and in Boston. His Sermons were TOPICAL rather than EXPOSITIONAL, and he’s been criticized for thinness of doctrine. Nonetheless he is considered one of America’s greatest preachers. His delivery came in lightening bursts; he felt he had more to say and less time in which to say it.
While at Philadelphia’s Holy Trinity Church, Phillips, 30, visited the holy land. On December 24, 1865, traveling by horseback from Jerusalem, he attended a 5 hour Christmas Eve service at the church of the nativity in Bethlehem. He was deeply moved. “I remember standing in the old church in Bethlehem,” he later said, “close to the spot where Jesus was born, when the whole church was ringing hour after hour with splendid hymns of praise to God, how again and again it seemed as if I could hear voices I knew well, telling each other all the ‘Wonderful Night’ of the Savior’s birth.”
Three years later, as he prepared for the Christmas season of 1867, he wanted to compose an original Christmas hymn for the children to sing during their annual program. Recalling his magical night in Bethlehem, he wrote a little hymn of five stanzas and handed the words to his organist, Lewis Redner, saying, “Lewis, why not write a new tune for my poem. If it is a good tune, I will name it ‘St. Lewis’ after you.”
Lewis struggled with his assignment, complaining of no inspiration. Finally, on the night before the Christmas program, he awoke with the music ringing in his soul. He jotted down the melody, then went back to sleep. The next day, a group of six Sunday school teachers and thirty-six children sang, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.”
Brooks was so pleased with the tune that he did indeed name it for his organist, changing the spelling to St. Louis, so as not to embarrass him. You may remember that the hymn says,
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dream-less sleep, the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light;
The hopes and fears of all the years, are met in thee tonight.
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I have to admit that is a special song. It really reminds me of childhood. I can’t help but get this mental picture of a child resting on Christmas evening having finalized dozed off exhausted from the excitement of thinking about Christmas.
That is so true. And Jim, the excitement and comfort that comes at Christmas time is so special and so powerful because of the message of Christmas. That message of Christmas is Jesus Christ and the warmth that comes to families is so special as we draw together, regardless of the miles, for a peaceful… a calm… perhaps even a silent night.
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It was Christmas Eve in the Austrian Alps. At the newly constructed church of Saint Nicholas in Oberndorf, a Tyrol village near Salzburg, Father Joseph Mohr prepared for the midnight service. He was distraught because the church organ was broken, ruining prospects for that evening’s carefully planned music. But Father Joseph was about to learn that our problems are God’s opportunities, that the Lord causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him. It came into Father Joseph’s mind to write a new song, one that could be sung organless. Hastily, he wrote the words, “Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright . . . .” Taking the text to his organist, Franz Gruber, he explained the situation and asked Franz to compose a simple tune.
That night, December 24, 1818, “Silent Night” was sung for the first time as a duet accompanied by a guitar at the aptly named church of Saint Nicholas in Oberndorf.
Shortly afterward, as Karl Mauracher came to repair the organ, he heard about the near—disaster on Christmas Eve. Acquiring a copy of the text and tune, he spread it throughout the Alpine region of Austria, referring to it as “Tiroler Volkslied.”
The song came to the attention of the Strasser Family, makers of fine chamois—skin gloves. To drum up business and various fairs and festivals, the four Strasser children would sing in front of their parent’s booth. Like the Von Trapp children a century later, they became popular folk singers throughout the Alps.
When the children—Caroline, Joseph, Andreas, and Amalie—began singing “Trioler Volkslied” at their performances, audiences were charmed. It seemed perfect for the snow-clad region, and perfect for the Christian heart. “Silent Night” even came to the attention of the king and queen, and the Strasser children were asked to give the royal performance, assuring the carol’s fame.
“Silent Night” was first published for congregational singing in 1838 in a German hymnbook. It was used in America by German—speaking congregations, then appeared in its current English form in a book of Sunday school songs in 1863.
Were it not for broken organ, there would never have been a “Silent Night.” Those beautiful words go like this:
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright. Round yon virgin mother and child; Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace; sleep in heavenly peace.
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Pastor, I don’t think you can improve on the message of that song.
I agree, and as usual, just as we experience on our Thursday night broadcast of Ask The Pastor, time goes by so quickly.
That is so true. I really have enjoyed this time with our listeners tonight. There doesn’t seem much more to say, except Merry Christmas and of course, God bless us, everyone.
CHARLES- Thanks Jim, but there is one more thing to emphasize, and that is our gratitude to those who sacrifice so much so we have our freedoms this evening. Our thanks to those in uniform and their families who give and share so we continue to enjoy living free. Merry Christmas to all of you.
I agree Pastor. Let’s close our program than with one last recording. This was written by Lance Corporal James M Schmidt in 1987, under the title Merry Christmas, My Friend. This recording of that message is by Father Ted Berndt, who served as a marine and a WW-II Purple Heart recipient.
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