Yes, Virginia, it is Christmas time. It is a season, which began at the stores in October, in which we focus on many things: family, parties, and presents. But, the celebration of Christmas brings other thoughts as well. The Christmas season reminds us of a simpler picture, the baby in the manger. I was looking … Continue reading A Christmas Meditation
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21, HCSB).The dream given to Joseph is a promise of hope for us! As we celebrate in the midst of pandemic, panic, presents, and pandemonium, let us remember the promise of … Continue reading Christmas 2020
“On Christmas eve of 1538 Dr. Martin Luther was very jocund. All his words and songs and thoughts were of the incarnation of our Lord. Then with a sigh he said, ‘Oh, we poor men that we should be so cold and indifferent to this great joy which has been given us. This indeed is … Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself: Christmas Edition
The message of the heavenly host was good news for those shepherds and for all of us.“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!” (Luke 2:14, HCSB).The news had two great purposes—God’s glory and our peace. Because Jesus came to earth, God is glorified because of His plan … Continue reading Merry Christmas!!!