Through a Child’s Eyes (Author Unknown)

*May you be blessed, as I was, as I read this story of 3-year-old Bailey’s encounter with Jesus. I pray this story will give you a new appreciation, not only of the Christmas story, but of the Savior who was born that day and now lives in our hearts and lives. God recently allowed meContinue reading “Through a Child’s Eyes (Author Unknown)”

Why Christmas Matters

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NLT) What if God had never sent Jesus to earth? In a recent devotional from Anticipating Christmas, a 5-dayContinue reading “Why Christmas Matters”

A Crisis of Faith

“A Cry was heard in Ramah – weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” (Matthew 2:18 NLT) This verse in Matthew’s Gospel is a quote from the Prophet Jeremiah and speaks to the deep anguish many Jewish parents felt after Herod, in an effort toContinue reading “A Crisis of Faith”

God Is With Us

“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name Him Emmanuel, which means, ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:23 NSRV) Over the last few days, we’ve been looking at the birth of Jesus and asking some questions. For example, knowing it was Jesus in the manger, we’ve been trying to getContinue reading “God Is With Us”

It’s Not About the Manger

“She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. (Luke 2:7 NLT) *The following words are from the late Chuck Colson, more than a decade ago. Enjoy! “The manger scene inspires a senseContinue reading “It’s Not About the Manger”