Tuesday, December 6, 2016
As I grow older, my Christmas lights get closer to the ground. Getting up on a steep roof is just not a good idea anymore. We love Christmas lights and driving around the neighborhood to see what other displays look like. There is a festive atmosphere and feeling of joy that only colored lights can bring to the heart and mind. But there is only one thing that can bring joy and peace to the soul and that is the Savior whose birth we celebrate this season. May the blessing that is Christmas be in your home and your heart this year. Have a blessed day.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Regardless of what may be going on in our lives or what storm we may be in our midst, because of a Savior born in Bethlehem, the child of God and follower of Christ can say, "All is Well". Have a blessed day.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Christmas season brings a celebration of light. Many cities decorate their buildings and public spaces with lights. Many individuals, including myself, spend several hours or days hanging colored lights on our homes. These lights shine in the night and are meant bring to bring a little joy into the hearts of those who see see them. The confirmation comes when families spend an evening driving by the lighted displays and smiles adorn each face. On a cold winters night, in the city of David, God gave us His Son. By His grace, through our faith, Christ has said of His followers, "You are the light of the world." (Matt. 5:14) The Light that shines in us is Jesus because, "...there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Have a blessed day.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
When our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we immediately think of spending time with friends and family. We put aside the stress of everyday life and dwell on those things that are truly important. We need to do that more often. We need to count our blessings, and for some of us the greatest blessing of all, is the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Have a blessed day.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Angels have always played an important role in the relationship between God and mankind. God has used them to deliver important messages throughout history. Upon the birth of Christ God announced the promised Messiah to shepherds in nearby hills. At the first appearance of angels and light, the shepherds were terrified but the Creator, by way of angels, told them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good tidings of great joy; for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Thursday, December 1, 2016
There have been a lot of events that have changed this world that we live in. The Revolutionary War established the United States as an independent, self governing country. World War II called upon those who would become known as "The Greatest Generation" to save the world from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Setting foot on the moon seemed to make the world smaller, and the internet revolutionized the way that we communicate. But no event in human history has had as profound an impact on the life of mankind as the birth of a Savior in a cradle in Bethlehem. Have a blessed day.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
In the fields outside of Bethlehem shepherds were working. The job of a shepherd was a thankless task. They were expected to protect the flock at all costs, regardless of the circumstances. It is little wonder that the news of the Good Shepherd was first shared with these men. Bethlehem and the world were not prepared when the angels announced that a King was coming to Town. Have a blessed day.