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Santa Lucia Day

Happy Santa Lucia Day!!! This is a very important Swedish holiday. Even though the kids don’t get off from school, it is celebrated a fun way. Here are some pictures from Domkyrkan (Luleå Cathedral) where I went today to see the Lucia celebration. Jensina and Jiana were also there with their classes. It reminded me of going to the American Swedish Museum in Philly for the Lucia celebration in the US! Unfortunately, the celebration in Sweden today doesn’t have any real Christian aspects. If you would ask a Swede about it, they would probably tell you it is a celebration of light. It represents the longest night of the year and from here on out, the days keep getting longer until Mid-Summer’s Day in June. They know very little about Lucia or her love for God. Join with us in praying that the true Light of the world will become known here in Sweden for who He really is, their Savior and the Lover of their souls! Hope you enjoy the pictures. Gwen 🙂

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Comments on: "Santa Lucia Day" (2)

  1. Rich Wilson said:

    Hey everybody, we loved reading your newsletter today @ 1st Baptist. “That is the kingdom we live in today.” This is very true! and it is significant that it is only one Kingdom! Just one Kingdom of God! The subjects, of this one kingdom, are believers, of course! But where do they come from? Revelation 5:9 says “with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.”
    Thank you, Jesus, that no one is outside of your love.

    • Hey Rich and Barb,

      Thanks for checking in – always good to hear friends from home!

      Amen to your comment…not only is no one outside of God’s love, but it’s also His desire that no one will perish (2 Peter 3:9). To me, that’s awesome news!

      How are you guys doing? It’s been a really rough year for you guys. I pray for a healthier and blessed 2011.

      Please give our love to all,
      Tony

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