Rediscovering the Reason for the Season

But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David’s hometown a Savior was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11 CEV) Faith Hill’s song, “Where Are You Christmas?” is a fitting song for those of us whoContinue reading “Rediscovering the Reason for the Season”

His Majesty, King Jesus

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 NIV) The world waited in anticipation as the British royals not only announced the gender, but also the name of their new family member. It seemed as thoughContinue reading “His Majesty, King Jesus”

What Will You Give Him?

They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.(Matthew 2:11 NLT) One Christmas, I found myself contemplating on the well-known song, “Little Drummer Boy.” Unlike the Magi, the little boyContinue reading “What Will You Give Him?”

Born to Stand Out Not Fit In

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:34-35 NIV) Jesus was no ordinary baby.Continue reading “Born to Stand Out Not Fit In”

The Grinch Who Stole My Blessing

Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears. (Hebrews 12:16-17 MSG) When Jacob got the blessing of the firstborn, his olderContinue reading “The Grinch Who Stole My Blessing”