11th Gift of Christmas – His Star

 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy Matthew 2:10 Recently the news has been filled with stories of the 2020 “Christmas Star”; which is the almost perfect conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn happening for the first time in 400 years. We have no idea if this was what God used to…

12 Gifts of Christmas / 7th Gift – 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 Our plane had finished climbing to 30,000 feet and the pilot quietly announced that we were now free to move about the cabin, but my eyes were still…

Silent Night – Mary’s Treasure

Luke 2:19-20 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. Of all the songs that I relate to Christmas I find that Silent Night is the one that brings me closest to that…

Mary’s Treasure

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  Luke 2:19 NIV I fumed in frustration as we sat on the tarmac awaiting clearance for take-off. I could see from my window two mechanics working on the jet engine hanging from the wing on my side of the plane. It wasn’t…

Third Shift Shepherds

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  Luke 2:8 This week we take a look at some overlooked guys who I call the third shift shepherds. Have you ever felt forgotten at Christmas? The good news is that God remembers.