Christmas is a time of hope and blessings, a celebration of life and salvation. The Scriptures teach us that children are a blessing from God. It has also been said that the birth of each new child is a sign that God has not yet given up on this world.
That was never more true than the night two thousand years ago when the
Son of Man was born in Bethlehem; born to bring the hope of salvation
and the blessing of eternal life. No headline, no sorrow of life should
turn our hearts from the love of God and the greatest gift ever given!
When the Christ Child came into the world, his cry pierced the night and
split all of human history in half. No one can predict the headlines
in the weeks and months ahead, but we can rest assured that one day
every head will bow and every knee will bend before the King of Kings.
The final victory has been won. All that is required of us is that we
While the focus of Christmas is, of course, Christ's birth in Bethlehem,
each year I am reminded of Christmas' unique role in the birth of
America. It was on Christmas night in 1776 that General George
Washington crossed the Delaware River in a daring surprise attack on the
Hessian mercenaries. Washington's victory at the Battle of Trenton was a
turning point in the American Revolution. Surely God was there, and I
believe that the God of Abraham is with us still!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! And may you enjoy much hope and all of God's richest blessings in the year ahead.