Seven centuries before Jesus’ birth, the prophet Isaiah says we’re to call the baby “God.”
Mark Lowry wrote a Christmas carol that evokes stirring pictures of Jesus. He’ll get you thinking. Open this post and listen for yourself.
Christmas gifts and birthday parties. It started with the Magi who brought Jesus gifts. We also party at Christmas – but who gets the gifts?
Before Jesus filled Mary’s womb, Mary agreed to His arrival: “Be it done to me according to Thy word.” Her pregnancy was voluntary.
We each have our outcasts – we cross the street to avoid them. God never crosses the street to avoid anyone. God honors outcasts.
At Christmas we welcome Jesus’ arrival – we say a joyous hello. The Father had a different experience – the Father said goodbye.
Joseph cared for his wife at great cost to himself. He loved Mary more than he loved his reputation. Joseph’s love took courage.