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…

When They Saw The Star

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy Matthew 2:10 The star shone brighter and brighter as the wise men followed it to Bethlehem. They may have paused just over the horizon from Bethlehem, and given thanks for God’s guidance all through their long journey. As our own journey to Christmas draws…

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…

Mary’s Christmas Song

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation            Luke 1:46-50 Christmas is about the…

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…