One of my childhood Christmas memories is of my mother baking an angel food cake to celebrate Jesus’ birthday! The whiteness of the cake a reminder of the holiness and purity of Jesus. The red of a little round candle placed on the top of the cake a reminder of Jesus’ blood that was shed for us.

Our family would gather around to watch the candle being lit and then we would join together in singing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. Someone would be given the honor to blow out the candle and then the candle would be saved for the next year. Amazingly, after over 50 years, my mother still has that candle and continues to use it!

“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;”
Isaiah 9:6a

What is one of your special Christmas memories? Share in the comments. I’d love to hear about it!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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