Christmas Welcome

A tiny stable, primitive and crude, transformed into a nursery for the King. No less my sin-scarred heart, though fragile and broken, opens to welcome His Majesty. Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was…

A Christmas Prayer

Like the angels, may my heart burst forth in praise at Your coming. Like the shepherds, may I quickly follow You to share Your good news with the world. Like Mary, may I willingly submit to Your plan for my life. Like Joseph, may I trust Your word over the norms of the day. Like…

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 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 Does Wisdom Look Like?

James 3:17 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. Our world is in dire need of wisdom.  We survive off fragments of information, distorted by the perspectives of those who spout them.  Truth is…