Category: Christmas

Suffering Redeemed

Maybe you are suffering even now, at Christmastime. Without an eternal perspective, that suffering can seem unfair or even cruel. But we have this baby in the manger. We have this God of the universe who came down to suffer perfectly for us. We have this compassionate Savior who invites us to follow in His steps and be His disciples. As we become more like Him in our suffering, we help to make that path even clearer for those who are watching us.

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Long Expected Jesus

I love Jesus, but I really don’t like Christmas. The pressure to find the perfect gift for the people on my list (most of that pressure coming from myself) rattles me every year, and I always dread the physical pain of browsing in stores and standing in lines. These days, I do most of my shopping online, but even that can be draining when you have no idea what someone wants or needs, and you really want the gift to be perfect. Gifts and material things are nice, but just as the first Christmas was not about the gifts of the Magi, so this Christmas must not be about the presents.

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Are You Waiting in Hope?

What are you waiting for this Christmas season, dear reader? What is the deepest desire of your heart as you wait for the coming King? Is it God’s glory? If so, you can be sure that your desire will be fulfilled. Christ has come to earth to offer salvation for your prodigal, healing for your broken heart, and comfort in your troubles.

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Happy New Year!

I am so glad that the holidays are over! Don’t get me wrong—of course I am joyful over the birth of my Savior—but at least in this culture, that really doesn’t have much to do with Christmas. Christmas here in the U.S. is more...

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