Posts with the tag “advent”
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
December 20th, 2022
It is almost impossible to imagine what Mary must have been thinking as the day of her son’s birth drew near. Any mother-to-be is thrilled with the first sight and touch of her baby boy o...
Thursday, December 16, 2021
December 16th, 2021
There is a poem or writing that I always enjoy this time of year. Each Advent season, I return to the words of Dr. James Allan Francis who wrote “One Solitary Life.” This poem is Dr. Fran...
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
December 15th, 2021
We all know from the Christmas story that Joseph was chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus. Imagine being that man! Joseph was bewildered, overwhelmed even, by what God was askin...
Monday, December 13, 2021
December 13th, 2021
We often find God at work in unlikely places. And the Christmas story makes this truth abundantly clear to us. God was at work in an ordinary young woman like Mary and a simple carpenter li...
Thursday, December 9, 2021
December 9th, 2021
Christmas is a time for making memories. Christmas is also a time for remembering special moments and occasions. Traditions are often made when someone decides that something was so joyful ...
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
December 8th, 2021
The Bible opens with four powerful words—in the beginning God. Those four words, or six syllables, are the finest theology that you will find anywhere. Because God was in the beginning (and...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
December 7th, 2021
A “No Vacancy” sign can send shivers up the spine of anyone who is in desperate need for a place to spend the night. I can recall making a long, late-night and early-morning trip of the east ...
Monday, December 6, 2021
December 6th, 2021
At our live nativity scene on Saturday night, a number of people noticed the bright and compelling star in the sky that seemed to be directly centered over the scene itself. Whether it was ...
Thursday, December 2, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
John’s Gospel presents a distinctly different look at Jesus than the other three gospel accounts. While Matthew and Luke begin with words about genealogy, Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ birth and...
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
December 1st, 2021
Preparation is an important word in the Advent season. It is part of our Christmas lexicon. It seems almost like a command. We are to prepare our minds, hearts and lives for the coming of Jesus. T...
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
November 30th, 2021
Christmas comes every year And Christmas is new every year. It arrives at precisely the same time—December 25th. But Christmas is an old story. There are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies about...
Monday, November 29, 2021
November 29th, 2021
We now find ourselves in the early days of the Advent season—a season of anticipation and waiting as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus. Advent also reminds us that He will come a...
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