What are You Expecting for Christmas?

Through the years the people of Israel waited for the Messiah.  The time was long, and the years were hard.  Many became cold.  Devotion turned to legalism.  Expectation turned to apathy.  When would He come? Then, at a time least expected, in a way that was at odds with the desires of the people, He…

Christmas Questions

Was the night still?  Was there peace and calm? Did the night breeze breathe an evening psalm, When Joseph and Mary came into the town To look for a place to stay? Or were they like us, caught up in the crush Of the throngs and fears and the constant push, When Joseph and Mary…

A Christmas Message

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  No Christmas lights, red or blue or yellow or green, or golden hue, can tell me all…

Christmas Gift!

Read Hebrews 1 When I was a child, my mom had a tradition that began our every Christmas morning.  We stayed in our rooms until mom came to get us.  When she opened the door, of course we were already awake, there would be cries of ‘Christmas Gift!’  Whoever said ‘Christmas Gift’ first had to…

What is Your Christmas Wish?

Read Psalm 14 Hundreds of years before Christ was born the psalmist David presented his Christmas wish to God.  Of course, he didn’t think of it as a Christmas wish; he just gave God his earnest desire, and we now know that God answered his request in the birth of Christ. David was living in…

What is Christmas?

I walked through the crowded stores, watching people there. Mothers scurrying, fathers hurrying, Minds quite filled with care. I left and walked into the night, wondering as I went, did God want Christmas kept this way? Is this why Christ was sent? As I looked out into the night, I saw a stable, bare. I…