Stockings have been part of Christmas celebrations for centuries. According to Emily Spivack’s piece in The Smithsonian, the ages-old tale behind the stockings goes something like this:
“A recently widowed man and father of three girls was having a tough time making ends meet. Even though his daughters were beautiful, he worried that their impoverished status would make it impossible for them to marry. St. Nicholas was wandering through the town where the man lived and heard villagers discussing that family’s plight. He wanted to help but knew the man would refuse any kind of charity directly. Instead, one night, he slid down the chimney of the family’s house and filled the girls’ recently laundered stockings, which happened to be drying by the fire, with gold coins. And then he disappeared. The girls awoke in the morning, overjoyed upon discovering the bounty. Because of St. Nick’s generosity, the daughters were now eligible to wed and their father could rest easy that they wouldn’t fall into lonely despair.”
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Merry Christmas, from all of us at Celebration Radio, KAMB.
Reference: Spivack, Emily. December 14, 2012. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking. The Smithsonian. Retrieved on December 8, 2022, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-legend-of-the-christmas-stocking-160854441/
Anticipation. Excitement. Jubilation. Celebration. Christmas is just that for millions of people. It’s a time to rejoice and reflect on God’s gift of his one and only Son. And yet, for some – maybe even you – the season is overshadowed by heartache over a family member, a loss of employment, a doctor’s report on recent tests, or maybe just being alone.
Two weeks ago, one of our team members at KAMB spoke with a listener who was obviously anxious. Her appointment with the oncologist was just two days away, as were the cancer screenings. Another listener said she needed prayer to work through a difficult situation at the office. Still, another requested prayer for himself, that he might show more patience with those around him, especially his family.
Lifting up your prayer requests…
KAMB cannot fix these things, but we can pray. Every Wednesday morning at our weekly team meeting and often during the week, Our Staff prays for our listeners and the requests offered. Often, we’re able to follow up with those submitting their requests, to praise God, and pray for his favor and faithfulness. We consider it an honor and privilege to pray for you.
You’re welcome to submit your prayer requests by visiting our website and clicking here or call us at 800-692-5777.
Daniel Doss has been on the music scene since the early 2000’s and has collaborated with so many artists and producers in the industry, it may be easier to name those he hasn’t worked with. He has chosen to use his real life experiences and the experiences of those around him to write his songs. He often writes of brokenness, but always points to the way that God is working in every circumstance we face. He reminds us that His way are so much better than the ones we could orchestrate or imagine. Visit Daniel online for more.
As we celebrate the season of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, we are so excited to share with you “I Need Christmas” a special Christmas a song by Daniel Doss featuring Skye Reedy! Listen to the song in the video below and enjoy…
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