Rob Still is a wonderful friend and former neighbor of ours. He has a fabulous ministry of leading worship and singing and being a bright light to many. He has a wonderful blog at RobStill.com. We ask God’s blessing and healing for this dear man of God. You will not want to miss this Blog! Click below and READ! IT IS POWERFUL.
The scandalous nature of God becoming a human being slips beyond our grasp. We keep the event in the world, but just barely. Dare we truly think of God in human form?
Pastors & Teachers:
Here is an idea for an interactive Bible Study you can use for Christmas Sunday. It is a Biblical Biography of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
We drag Christmas into our world
rather than enter the world of Bethlehem.
Here is the Solution:
We must humble ourselves and
enter the world of the unexpected.
God has a story. You have a story. When God’s story touches your story, the story of your life is transformed. That is the good news of Christmas. God entered into our world. His story can become your new life.
This year I have been humming and singing a Christmas carol that is often overlooked. Yet, it is a carol that expresses the magnitude and depth of God entering our world as a human being.
Many believe we stand on the verge of World War III. Perhaps we need to remember that World War II ended 70 years ago. On Christmas Eve of that year, 1945, President Harry Truman addressed the nation. His vast understanding and deep respect for the Bible and our Lord is evident. His words have application for today:
Tragedy struck both the nation and the Longfellow family in 1861. The opening salvos of the American Civil War were fired on April 12th. Fanny Longfellow was fatally burned in an accident in her home three months later on July 10th. After trimming her seven-year-old daughter’s hair, Fanny decided to preserve the clippings in sealing wax. Melting a bar of sealing wax with a candle, a few drops fell on her dress. The breeze gusted through the window igniting Fanny’s dress and immediately wrapped her in flames.
In the month of December, I find myself asking three questions about the meaning and message of Christmas. Let me share my questions and where I am in the search for answers: 1-How do we enter the world of Bethlehem? The Problem: We drag Christmas into our world rather than