Advent Devotionals for Sandwich Generation Families from Seniors On Down to Their Grand Kids – Part 3

by Kaye Swain

My Sandwich Generation family loves the Willow Tree indoor Christmas nativity sets with lovely figurines dec 4

Encouraging Christmas praise and worship music and Bible verses for all of us, in OR out of the Sandwich Generation! My granddaughter and I were blessed to enjoy Downhere and their lovely Christmas music last year, and I wanted to share their song, Angels from the Realms of Glory, from the album, How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas. Enjoy the latest of my Smilebox eCards Creations. :)  

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In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. "This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." 

Advent blessings to the Sandwich Generation on this third Sunday in Advent.

The Sandwich Generation can enjoy fun Christmas and Advent activities music and devotionals for the boomers and seniors and their grand kids during A Pause In Advent

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

And…

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Whidbey Woman

Thank you for always sharing such great resources!
Happy Spiritual Sunday :)
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2 Floss

Thank you, Kaye! Have a great week.
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3 T

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4 Pamela

I love advent. My husband is the worship leader at our church and he has been having families come to light the advent candle. Today was grandparents with their grandchildren and it was so meaningful. I’m anticipating the coming of the messiah and the lighting of the middle candle. I’ll share these resources with my daughter.
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5 Myrna

Wonderful music !Great Post !
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6 Kaye Swain

Thanks for sharing this sweet story, Pamela. :) I’m right there with you in that anticipation! Come quickly Lord Jesus!!!

7 Kaye Swain

Thanks Myrna! :)

8 Kaye Swain

You, too, Floss. Praying for you! :)

9 Kaye Swain

Thanks Whidbey Woman! Praying for you and your family! :)

10 Mommy en France

We have been singing of angels at our house too. Have a wonderful Advent!

11 Peggy

Blessings Kaye… You are so creative with those SMILE BOXES! And when you wrote GLORIA…but the song started I said that’s “Angels from the realm of Glory” (as your post reads, but I went to the song first-oops)… and it’s by Downhere (another Contemporary group making old new)… I love their song of “How Many Kings”!!!

I hope you don’t mind me sharing LifeChurch’s devotion for this song here: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:13-14 NIV
The actions of the angels are one of the most exciting aspects of the Christmas story from Luke 2. First you have the angel who suddenly appears to the shepherds to tell them the good news of Jesus birth (Luke 2:9). Then, as if the shepherds haven’t had enough, there is a whole multitude of angels suddenly appearing in full concert to finish it off (Luke 2:13). This is such an epic celebration like nothing ever seen in the Bible, and it was displayed not for the government officials, the upper class of the city, or the spiritual elite, but for the lowly shepherds. What a beautiful tension and a perfect picture of the power of Christmas. It is the biggest news that mankind could ever know, its celebration is led by the very angels who hang out in the perfect presence of an all-powerful God, and the message is meant for the lowly and broken.
This old carol is such a simple but powerful reminder of all who have been invited to celebrate and to worship Jesus. Jesus is the most amazing gift given to us. God loved us so much that He sent His only son to enter humanity so that ultimately we could have the chance to be right before a holy God. That is the power of Christmas, and the angels understood it. The shepherds experienced it first-hand. The wise men believed it. They not only joined the worship celebration, but their excitement and worship inspired others to do the same. This Christmas, let our worship would be so authentic and exciting that we would draw others to “Come and worship; come and worship; Worship Christ the newborn King!”
Questions:
How can you celebrate and worship Jesus throughout this Christmas season?
How can you inspire others to do the same?

You inspire me with how you live and share such gems for Sandwich Generations! I am celebrating Jesus every day with CAROLS and so glad that you have joined me…

Love, and A BLESSED and MERRY CHRISTMAS,
Peggy
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12 Alice

Beautiful song and verse. How can we not worship Our King of Kings, our soon coming Kings. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty who is to come. Amen
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13 Bernice

I love this song and the picture of the Angels singing and worshipping!
Have an great and blesses Merry Christmas
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14 Charlotte

Your Smilebox creations are always so good. Thank you for sharing this one with us. And thank you for your encouragement.
Blessings,
Charlotte
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15 Kaye Swain

You’re very welcome, Charlotte. Have a blessed Christmas week :)

16 Kaye Swain

Thank you so much Bernice! Have a blessed Christmas week :)

17 Kaye Swain

Thank you Alice – and AMEN!!!! :)

18 Kaye Swain

Awesome Advent and Christmas devotions for this and other carols. Thank you so much, Peggy. And you’re right, Downhere did record How many Kings which is a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for the sweet share and words of encouragement. Have a blessed week!

19 Kaye Swain

How lovely, Mommy, to know we are “sweetly singing” on both sides of the ocean! :) Blessings!

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