The Ottumwa Courier

December 21, 2012

A blessed Christmas, for the Lord has come


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OTTUMWA — “Joy to the world! The Lord is come!”

The tree, the wreath, the gift, the light — all reminders of what our gracious Lord has done for us all.

The Tree: “The Lord Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the tree.” 1 Peter 2:24

The Wreath: “Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put in on His head ... and smote Him.” John 19:1-3

The Gift: “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

The Light: “Jesus said, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness.” John 8:12

A blessed Christmas! The Lord has come!

Marian P. Watt

Ottumwa