The Promises of Christmas

This Advent season, a pattern in the events leading up to Jesus’ birth has caught my attention: God likes to make promises to His people. Between the accounts of Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 alone, we see God make big promises beyond comprehension to Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men, […]

The Heart of Christmas

The last leaves have fallen off the trees, the fall decorations have been packed away, and the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone. Every time I step outside the cold December air reminds me that autumn is quickly nearing it’s end. The Christmas tree is up, nativity displayed, the baking has begun, Christmas shopping is in […]

The Awe of Christmas

The town of Bethlehem is bustling with travelers, oblivious to the miracle about to take place. A young girl, scared and tired, longs for a place to lie down. A wearied young man, fears that he can’t provide a rest for his bride. A sympathetic inn keeper tries to help in any way he can, […]