Overcoming Light


Great News! The doctor is 99.9% sure Mary Ann’s biopsy mass is benign.

We sang The First Noel at evening service — just what is Noel? Certainly we know, we’ve heard it all our lives but maybe this will give us some ‘new light’.
Wikipedia says: The word Nowell comes from the French word No·ël meaning “Christmas”, from the Latin word natal is (“birth”). It may also be from the Gaulish words “noio” or “neu” meaning “new” and “helle” meaning “light” referring to the winter solstice when sunlight begins overtaking darkness.
So Noel is Christmas Birth. Also New Light. I like that. The First Christmas Birth gave The First Light capable of overtaking darkness.
The First Noel. Gives the song even more meaning, doesn’t it?

Follow this link and sing along! http://www.bethanyroberts.com/TheFirstNoel.htm

Merry Christmas! And we can have a Merry Christmas because Our First Light – Jesus the Christ has come to over take the Darkness. To God be the Glory!
Isaiah 9: 2 The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.

Isaiah 60: 1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Matthew 4: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.”
17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

I Peter 2: 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
John 8: 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 12: 45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
Can anything describe Noel better? Jesus, Light of the World came to overtake the Darkness in each of us and none of us are where we need to be but Praise THE LIGHT we are not where we use to be. So keep singing THE FIRST NOEL who is The First Christmas Birth and THE ONLY LIGHT who takes away our darkness!!
Lord Jesus thank You for coming; thank You for overcoming our darkness once and for all in salvation and now daily in sanctification. Thank You Lord for being OUR LIGHT in this overwhelming darkness.
Thank You for Mary Ann’s great report; thank You for other reports of improvements; thank You for every healing on its way. Thank You for every good and perfect gift You give us. Help us worship You Lord.
Bless each and every IDOK on this Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day – help us remember YOU on these days especially – help us give You gifts of blessing. And now I commend to You each and every soul represented by these names and I ask You for Your Best for each of them. And I ask You to keep our IDOK Troops safe and impart Your Peace and LIGHT to them especially in dark and hostile places and bring each of them home we pray safe and sound at the appointed time. Please bring this war to a successful conclusion; bring Peace to Israel, bring America to Repentance; cause people to vote Your Choice for President into the Office of the Presidency and revive Your Church O Lord. Father God, thank You for giving us Your Light – help us keep our globes clean so Your Light will shine brightly through us. Amen and Amen.

The Peace of Israel Mr. Smith. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Taylor. Mark, Margie & Duncan. Marsha’s grand-baby. A care-giver for Emily Grace. Kathy N. Kyle A. Jason, Vicki. Joseph Toomey and Family. Wheeler Family. Mary Ann. Mr. Nash. DeLois. Terri. Leah O. Patsy B. Kim T. Krystee. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Janie B. W.C. & Family . Vickie. Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Taylor & family. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Katelyn. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Martha F and Bob. Rev and Mrs. Carpenter. Allyson and Glen and family and Kaitlyn. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and girls. Frankie and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa and Brad and family. Cindy K and family. Chuck. Jessie L. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Jenny. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. George. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Justin G. Albert R III.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Drew. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 36°F and clear in Baghdad, Iraq & the time there is 8:58 AM AST – on December 24, 2007

Blessed Christmas to each of you.