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

A Shepherd’s Christmas

And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. – Luke 2:18 Why did the angels appear to shepherds when their testimony did not count in a court of law, and what would it have been like to hear the shepherd’s witness after the angels appeared and they … Continue reading A Shepherd’s Christmas

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

Ready My Heart – Steve Bell

Ready my heart for the birth of Immanuel Ready my soul for the Prince of Peace Heap the straw of my life For His body to lie on Light the candle of hope Let the child come in Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Christ the Savior is born Mine is the home that is poor and is … Continue reading Ready My Heart – Steve Bell