A Shepherd’s Christmas

The angels came from the realms of glory to announce the birth of Christ to the lowly. Why did they appear to shepherds when a shepherd's testimony did not even count in a court of law, and what would it have been like to hear the shepherd’s tell their story? Though we do not know … Continue reading A Shepherd’s Christmas

Christmas in a Minor Key

This Christmas will be difficult for many people. Not only will we have to deal with COVID restrictions, but many have lost jobs, businesses, homes, have had relationships severed, and, most grievous, have lost loved ones. I have heard many people say—when times are tough—they choose not to celebrate. How can they get into holiday … Continue reading Christmas in a Minor Key

Hope Shone Forth From an Infant Child

Hope shone forth from an infant child,in the manger that cold dark night.In humility, God himself appeared mild,yet His plan moved forth in all its might. Salvation to humanity was born;the angels could not help but sing.This Infant Child would bear our scorn;the newborn Sovereign King. Helpless was mankind in sin,until the star shone forth … Continue reading Hope Shone Forth From an Infant Child

Sin, Sorrow, and the Joy of Christmas

The lights glow softly, the Christmas music plays, and wondrous thoughts of the birth of our Savior fill our minds. What a blessing it is for the believer who still finds childlike joy at this time of year. Being “grown-up” is a bit over-rated, because being “grown-up,” according to the world, usually entails a constant … Continue reading Sin, Sorrow, and the Joy of Christmas

In Preparation for Christmas

It is that time again. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and many have already frantically begun to prepare for Christmas. The sales are plentiful, the shoppers are swarming, and the decorations and music add warmth everywhere you visit. The preparation has begun, but none of it can compare to the preparation that took place for … Continue reading In Preparation for Christmas