Today, we celebrate. We celebrate Christ, who came in flesh to dwell among us. And we celebrate Christ because he is going to come again to make all things new.
Christmas should remind us of the abundance of hope that we have. And it should remind us that our hope is not in anything of this world, but in the God of inexhaustible, unconquerable hope.
On that day, all that was undone in the garden will be restored; everything tainted by sin will be made clean.
Born a child, and yet a King. Even these wise men from foreign lands recognized the rule of the newborn King. And so they came, not just to see him or confirm his birth; they came to worship him, to give him glory and praise.
What do you do with the greatest news you’ve ever received? You share it! There in the field they heard the word of the Lord, proclaiming the arrival of the Messiah.
Salvation holds no beauty for those who have no need. But for those who recognize the poverty of their spirit, there is no more glorious news.
The burden must have been tremendous. In accordance with the census that had been decreed, Joseph would have to travel to his ancestral home along with Mary, his betrothed.
He lived as one of us, only better. He died as one of us, only worse. And he rose again, as only one who has power over life and death could. God with us.