Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Get Ready for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year! No, not back to school … it’s Christmas! As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus not only in a manger in Bethlehem, but more importantly in our hearts and lives, may these quotes get you ready for Christmas!

“Jesus Christ is the only God who has a date in history.” — Dorothy Sayers

“Christmas it too large to be tucked away in the toe of a child’s stocking.” — Gerald Stanley Lee

“If Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under the tree.” — Charlotte Carpenter

“Christmas is a gift from God that a man cannot keep until he gives it to someone else.” — Dorothy Cameron Smith

“Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.” — Larry Wilde

“Anyone who thinks Christmas doesn’t last all year just doesn’t have Mastercard.” — Kirk Kirkpatrick

“Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family.” — Donald E. Westlake

“Midnight becomes midday as the gory of the Lord appeared to men.” — Warren W. Wiersbe


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Thanks to Gerard van Honthorst [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” — Ralph W. Sockman

“Manger: A feeding trough large enough to contain the Bread of Life.” — Johnny Hart / B.C.

“Christmas is believing that the salvation of the world is God’s work, and not mine.” — Henri Nouwen

“The simple shepherds heard the voice of an angel and found their Lamb; the wise men saw the light of a star and found their Wisdom.” — Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

“They mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself int our flesh, is beyond all human understanding.” — Martin Luther

“Some businessmen are saying that this could be the best Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was.” — Art Fettig

“Christmas is when God came down the stairs of heaven with a baby in His arms.” — R. Eugene Sterner

“The nicest things int he world are a Christmas tree when it’s first put up–and the living room when you finally take the tree down.” — Lois Reed

“An informal survey shows that what most people want for Christmas is two more weeks to prepare for it.” — Bob Stanley

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” — Roy L. Smith

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few His precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holiday that commandments.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Christ is born: glorify Him. Christ comes from heaven: go out to meet Him. Christ descends to earth: let us be raised on high.” — St. Gregory of Nazianzus

“To travel the road to Bethlehem is to keep a rendezvous with wonder, to answer the call of wisdom and to bow the knee in worship.” — John A. Knight

“There are some of us who think to ourselves, ‘If I had only been there! How quick I would have been to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen. How happy I would have been to go with the shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger!’ Why don’t we do it now? We have Christ in our neighbor.” — Martin Luther

“The virgin birth has never been a major stumbling block in my struggle with Christianity; it’s far less mind boggling than the Power of all Creation stooping so low as to become one of us.” — Madeleine L’Engle

“It is good to be  children sometimes, and never better at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself.” — Charles Dickens

What words are feeding your soul this Christmas?


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One response to “Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Get Ready for Christmas

  1. The real Christmas message is “Come Lord Jesus”. What a blessing to know that every morning we can lay the events of the day at the feet of Christ in our prayers and say, Come Lord Jesus.

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