For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come (Heb. 13:14). I pictured the war-weary allied troops hearing this song the year it was recorded in 1943, listening to it on their radios at night, spellbound by the sound, longing to be back at home with their loved ones.
- December 11, 2013 |
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near (Matt. 3:2). Let me ask you this question instead: "Are you ready for Jesus?"
- December 10, 2013 |
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11). Usually, we don't celebrate historical figures as children...
- December 09, 2013 |
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). Christmas was required in God’s plan because the righteous life he requires was not attained by Adam or any of his fallen descendants.
- December 08, 2013 |
The virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name 'Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us' (Matt. 1:23). There are many who are in need of encouragement at this time of year. They don’t need a Christmas present; they need His Christmas presence.
- December 07, 2013 |
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing (Rom. 15:13). "O Holy Night" sings of 'a thrill of hope.' Does Christmas thrill you? Why or why not?
- December 06, 2013 |
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world (Isa. 12:5). We have to see the world's desperate need for grace before we understand why a baby requires such a hullaballoo.
- December 05, 2013 |
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you (Ezek. 36:26). Dr. Seuss's The Grinch certainly comes across as a Christian parable to me.
- December 04, 2013 |
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel—which means, "God with us" (Matt. 1:23). I love Christmas, but I can certainly relate to the Grinch.
- December 03, 2013 |
She shall bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins (Matt 1:21). Does the One who has everything have your heart?
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger (Luke 2:16). Our calendars so easily become overloaded, crowding out the spiritual significance of the Christmas season.
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matt. 5:44). We had a quickly growing stack of nice things to take to people who were definitely not nice...