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AET Almost Every Tuesday, December 22

Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel!!!

Merry Christmas!

"And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory ; the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

On behalf of the Young Life staff we wish you a very Merry Christmas. May you be filled with His peace and love during this season of waiting. Christ has come! Christ has risen ! Christ will come again!


This week's spot light is Saint Nicholas. St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century AD in a place called Myra in Asia Minor (now called Turkey). He was a very rich man because his parents died when he was young and left him a lot of money. He was also a very kind man and had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people who needed it. There are several legends about St. Nicholas, although we don't know if any of them are true. The most famous story about St. Nicholas tells how the custom of hanging up stockings to get presents.
In England, he became 'Father Christmas', a character from old children's stories (in Scotland he's more commonly known as Santa). In France, he was then known as 'Père Nöel'; in Germany, the 'Christ Kind'. In the early USA his name was 'Kris Kringle'. Later, Dutch settlers in the USA took the old stories of St. Nicholas with them and Kris Kringle became 'Sinterklaas' or as we now say 'Santa Claus'!

May we carry on the spirit of kindness as we share Christ love with those around us!
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