Christmas Poem

OUR GREATEST NEED   “If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God wouldContinue reading “Christmas Poem”

The Christian Sabbath IV: A Gift

I have bemoaned that most of the teaching I have heard on the Sabbath has been unsatisfying to me because it is either viewed as a policy with a list of joyless regulations or as an old-fashioned obsolete shadow of the past. The sabbath policy people imply that God loves the Sabbath and created manContinue reading “The Christian Sabbath IV: A Gift”

The Birth of the Perfect Lamb of God was first announced to men who prepared lambs for Passover sacrifices.

Have you seen the show on Discovery Channel, called Dirty Jobs?  The show profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable — yet vital — ways. They highlight jobs such as Charcoal Maker, Disaster Clean-up Crew member, sewage plant worker, and bone black plant technician. It is interesting to noteContinue reading “The Birth of the Perfect Lamb of God was first announced to men who prepared lambs for Passover sacrifices.”

Does the Baby Jesus ever grow up?

Sometimes kids help us to question things we’ve always accepted. Like the one child who asked his father, “Does the Baby Jesus ever grow up? Seems like he’s the same age every Christmas.” There’s a scene in a recent Will Ferrell movie where he is praying to the baby Jesus. He responds to the criticismContinue reading “Does the Baby Jesus ever grow up?”

To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay

I was an impatient child. Some might say that I still am. But I remember doing a lot of waiting when I was younger. And it seemed that I waited forever for Christmas to come. In fact, I began my annual anticipation of Christmas Day on December 26th. Christmas represented everything that was special andContinue reading “To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay”