These outdoor pictures were taken in December 2008.
“Holiday” is short for “Holy Day,” which means a day that is sacred, set apart, or devoted to God. Because of Christ, God has declared all days of rest to be holidays.
May you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
(Since the calendar is based on the birth of Christ, both holidays are really the same). Jesus was born approximately 2011 years ago.
Jesus is the light of the world. He is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6).
At Christmas we celebrate the incarnation of God almighty as a human baby born in Bethlehem. He came to save his people from their sins and to take us to heaven.
Since the Incarnation is eternal, Christmas or Christ-mass never ends. God is always Emmanuel, he is always with his people. (Matthew 1:23, 28:20).
Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Notes: The outdoor pictures were taken in December 2008. The indoor pictures were taken in January 2010 at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (in the only room they allow amateur photographers).