Peace On Earth

The angels said it “Glory to God in the Highest, and Peace on Earth, good will to men on whom His favor rests”. (Luke 2:14) They said that this ‘Peace’ was bound together with the birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord…Jesus. So…that was 2,000+ years ago…where is the Peace On Earth?   There seemsContinue reading “Peace On Earth”

JOY!

When He came, Jesus brought several things to this world: Peace Meaning Direction Healing Redemption Power …and because He offers us of all these things, He also brings us JOY! JOY–(According to the World English Dictionary) A deep feeling or condition of contentment or happiness. The Source of happiness and contentment An outward show ofContinue reading “JOY!”

Come and Worship!

Think of all the main people involved in the Christmas story–Mary, Joseph, The Wise Men and Shepherds. What did they DO when presented with the message of Jesus’ birth? In one way or another, they worshiped! They submitted themselves to God! They bowed down! In many ways, that is really the only reasonable response.  Continue reading “Come and Worship!”

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Imagine the darkest place you’ve ever been–away from streetlights, building and cars. Maybe you’ve gone camping or to a cabin… Now imagine that dark stillness is suddenly shattered by a bright light, and the light turns out to be an ANGEL announcing something important…to YOU!   That was the experience of the Shepherds on theContinue reading “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

Joseph’s Story

Joseph. Not much is known about him, but he must have been someone ‘special’ too. Special, in that the Lord knew he would listen and follow. The Lord knew that he was a righteous man. The Lord knew he would follow through. What do we know about him? He was ‘righteous’ (Matthew 1:19) He wasContinue reading “Joseph’s Story”

The Baby Changes Everything!

“I am the Lord’s servant” (Luke 1:38) -It’s a great way for us to answer Him when He calls to us also! The baby changed everything for Mary, but He’s still changing everything for us who get to know Him by faith. Many of us have a ‘story’ of how we came to faith inContinue reading “The Baby Changes Everything!”

Mary’s Amazing Faith

Sometimes the characters in a story take on a ‘larger than life’ quality. It even happens in historical narratives, where those who did powerful things in life are made out to be ‘Super Human’. One of those people is Mary, the mother of Jesus. We tend to think of her as Super-stoic, Super-spiritual, even Super-perfect.Continue reading “Mary’s Amazing Faith”

Rest…and MIGHT!

Church songs have often been ‘stuffy’ over the years. This is not a new phenomenon–more that 500 years ago, church songs–even about Christmas–were serious and somber, and there was little that the ‘everyday man’ could do about it. They had no power to change “The Church”. So, what did they do? They started to writeContinue reading “Rest…and MIGHT!”