Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, born more than 2,000 years ago as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Immanuel, God with us.
Luke 2: "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn."
Mark Alexander has posted a Christmas note to our fellow Patriots across the nation: "Always Faithful -- and Grateful!."
As is our custom, we take leave between Christmas and New Year's to be with our families. Our next edition will be on Jan. 2, 2013.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!