Christmas reflections and a gift for you
Christmas reflections What would it have been like to visit baby Jesus that first Christmas? If I could travel back in time, I wonder if I would have endured the darkness, the cold, the unfamiliar, the unsanitary conditions, the unpleasant smells. I would if I were desperate. I would if I were convinced of His deity. Still, I would have been perplexed. Why was the Son of God born in a humble structure and bedded in a feeding trough for animals? Why not something “better”? Per
Hope. Christmas delivers.
Christmas can be a difficult season for some. It reminds us of what could have been -- of our losses. We know. Seven years ago, just four days before Christmas, we received the shocking news that our son had died . . . by suicide. How does a family celebrate Christmas after such a traumatic blow? The catastrophe shifted our perspective. Christmas – the true meaning of Christmas – became more real. You see, Christmas isn’t all about decorations and gifts, gaiety and parties, o