May 25, 2019

Tag - Christmas

We Thank Him by Passing it On

In one city there was a man who, every December, went about looking for people down on their luck and then surreptitiously sent them money. He became known as the Secret Santa. A newspaper reporter tracked him down and asked him why he did this, and...

Remembering How to Love

Merry Christmas! As we contemplate the wonders of this great feast of our salvation, let us take the time to reflect on our past, present, and future. What has God done? What is God doing? And what will God do for us? Recently, I saw the play, “A...

An Irrepressible Joy

Undeniably there is magic in the air tonight. Even those who would have reasons to be pensive and worn out find a new spiritual energy inside that prompts them to rise above their worries and troubles. This magic atmosphere must be God-sent because...

What Did They Do?

I recently read an article about an individual who adopted a puppy from an animal shelter. This particular shelter was known for having a high kill rate. This shelter would keep the animals for a period of time, but due to the constraints and...

The Gift of Light

The great hall was alive with the voices of millions of stars. Since the beginning of creation, this was the first time God had asked the stars to gather in one place. Many of them had their own ideas why God would call such a meeting. Some thought...

A Silent Night in 1914

A few years ago, in early December, my wife and I attended the musical All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. It was a wonderful production of what was probably the second most ironic event in the history of the world. In what would amount to the...

This is God’s Christmas Gift to You

All of the shopping, all of the rushing about, all of the busy-ness of Christmas is now over. Today the streets are deserted. A quiet and peaceful stillness lays over all. Now the religious meaning of Christmas is allowed to emerge from beneath all...

Christmas is a Time of Love

This is the time of year during which we all celebrate the season of Christmas. It is easy for us to get absorbed into the culture of materialism that our modern society encourages, especially during the Christmas holiday. But we must never forget...