Christmas is the ultimate story of divine intervention and holy interruption! It is the perfect example of God stepping into the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary. There was nothing special about the people and places in the story of Jesus’ birth, but that was God’s intention all along. Mary was a teenaged girl from a … Continue reading Christmas: Divine Intervention & Holy Interruption
When my children were small and they were sad or hurt, I would crouch down to their level and pull them close. I would look them in their eyes as I comforted them and told them I loved them. Two-thousand years ago, our heavenly Father came down to our level so that we could see … Continue reading Advent – Love Came Down
According to the world, the goal of life is to achieve happiness. Messages abound insisting we can and should be happy. But what if I told you settling for happiness would be selling yourself short? Happiness is volatile. The slightest shift in circumstances can derail it and the goal for achieving it always seems to … Continue reading Advent – Good News of Great Joy!
Today the world collectively longs for peace. A global pandemic frightens us. Racial injustice angers us. Political unrest divides us. Two thousand years ago Jesus entered a world that also longed for peace. God’s people had gone for generations without hearing from Him. War and upheaval had weakened their resolve. They had been influenced by … Continue reading Advent – Peace: Jesus’ Gift to You
On a day when hope seemed lost, Jesus Christ the Messiah was born! The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it. – John 1:5 NLT I love Christmas lights! I love to drive through my neighborhood at night and see the festive glow of holiday cheer. Or to settle … Continue reading Advent – Hope is on the Horizon