Where is Jesus?

Our local neighborhood nativity scene had the Christ child stolen from the manger right after Christmas. So I began to speculate as to who in the world would do such a thing and what would they do with baby Jesus. If it was a thief who would buy Him? If it was a believer how…

Gifts of Mercy

Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high Luke 1:78 Mercy may seem like a small thing, to someone who is an outside observer, but to the one who is receiving it, Mercy is the most necessary thing on the planet! While we are busy shopping, celebrating and giving gifts it…

Gift of Rest

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls Matthew 11:29 In all our hurry towards Christmas, it is easy for us to forget to rest for a moment at the manger. Remember how He waited the unhurried nine…

Immanuel (God’s Secret Identity!)

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”  William Shakespeare I have always been intrigued by the dual names given to our Savior. In both Matthew’s and Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, God very clearly tells Mary and Joseph that their child is…

Gift Wrapped

But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.   Philippians 2:7-8 Did you ever stop to wonder who came up with the idea of gift…