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Merry Christmas from the Blind Pig and The Acorn

Christmas Is… written by Ethelene Dyer Jones

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means God with us)” – Matthew 1:22-23 (ESV)

Christmas is ‘God with us,’
‘Immanuel His name,’
In the fullness of time
The Lord Jesus came,
Fulfillment of prophecy
In God’s plan for mankind,
To restore broken kinship
And bring peace of mind
To all who draw near
With faith deep in the heart.
This is the message
That Christmas imparts.
Christmas is Love Incarnate,
The Word made flesh;
A break through the darkness
From sin that enmeshed
Mankind in bondage
For multitudinous years.
Angels declared the message:
“Rejoice! Have no fears
For behold, we bring you
This message of peace:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem;
Sin’s bondage will cease!”
Think how our gratitude
Should swell up in praise:
Let us serve Christ the Lord
Through all of our days!
“Christmas is the day
That holds all time together.”*
Christmas is “God with us.”
May no power that bond sever!

-Ethelene Dyer Jones

“Christmas is the day/That holds all time together”- a quotation by Alexander


I hope you enjoyed Ethelene’s beautiful moving poetry as much as I do. Wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas from the whole Blind Pig and The Acorn family!!


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    December 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    A very Truthful and Meaningful message, Merry Christmas to you all, pssst, their saying the ” S ” word again this week.

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    December 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Christmas is merrier with the Blind Pig !!! Blessings to everyone…

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    David Templeton
    December 25, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    It’s so good to have Ethelene’s writings made easily available through Blind Pig and the Acorn. None of us is afraid to make sure Jesus is the reason for the season. Ethelene brings that home so beautifully. God bless you, both.
    Merry, merry Christmas … all.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm


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    December 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Merry Christmas to everyone.
    I enjoyed Ethelene’s poem alot. When she writes anything on this Blog, I pay attention. …Ken

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    Ken Ryan
    December 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all your Blind Pig & the Acorn readers!

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    Ricky Stonecypher
    December 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Loved Ethelene poem Merry Christmas to Tipper and BlindPigAndTheAcorn family.

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    Ed Karshner
    December 25, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Merry Christmas to all of you from the Karshners. We are headed down home, tomorrow. Loving my family Christmas in NE Ohio (a nice white one, too). But, we’re looking forward to our “Big Christmas” in the country.

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    wanda Devers
    December 25, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Yall are special to me! Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

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    jim keller
    December 25, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Merry Christmas to all of your family ! Looking forward to your post next year.

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    Garland Davis
    December 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Tipper, Merry Christmas to you, your family, and to all the readers who come here daily.

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    C. Ron Perry, Sr.
    December 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family who have brightened my day each morning. Your site is a source of joy to many people. Thank you for all of your efforts.

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    Gayle Larson
    December 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Merry Christmas to the whole Blind Pig Gang.
    Gayle and Tor

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    Larry Proffitt
    December 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Amen. Thank you both. Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Larry Proffitt

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    Ron Banks
    December 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Tipper and to all the BP readers as well.
    Many Blessings to you all!

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    Miss Cindy
    December 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful year to come! I am feeling wonderful and very blessed to be a part of the Blind Pig Family and to be spending Christmas with them. They are truly a divine and delightful family!

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    Tony Maynard
    December 25, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Merry Christmas! God bless all of you!

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    Ron Stephens
    December 25, 2017 at 8:04 am

    God bless us, every one. You are a blessing to me.
    Merry Christmas to each and all of the readers of this blog and a prayer that each one of us will deepen in all that is good in 2018.

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    December 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Merry CHRISTmas to all and God Bless!!

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    Fay Nell Pitts
    December 25, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your page everyday. It helps my day get started off just right. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day and Merry Christmas to each one and a Happy New Year too!

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