December 23rd – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Matthew 2:9-23

The wisemen had followed the star for at least 40 days… possibly longer.  We are told the star “came to rest over the place where the child was.”  Their reaction:  “They rejoiced exceedingly with great joy!” The moment they had been waiting for had arrived and their worship burst like …

December 22nd – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Matthew 2:1-8

Time is running out!  As I move the countdown calendar to “three” a bit of anxiety fills my thoughts as I wonder if everything will get done in time for Christmas. We live our lives continuously counting down.  How many days until school is out? How much longer until our …

December 19th – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Luke 2:22-35

Waiting…  This morning my dining room table is set awaiting some very special guest.  The ladies I have have the privilege of sitting with every Tuesday morning to study the Word are coming for brunch.  I am so looking forward to our time together.  This year they are all women …

December 17th – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Luke 2:19

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” As the shepherds leave the stable they are seen telling everyone they meet of this baby who has been born, the Messiah! In contrast we find Mary sitting quietly in the stable holding the infant close, treasuring each …

December 14th – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Luke 2:6-7

The moment in time, that changed the course of history has arrived.  The heavenly clock that begun in the garden 4,000 years before, when the Messiah was promised, has stopped, as these two short verses reveal the holy God incarnate taking His first earthly breath. And while they were there, …

December 13th – Recapture the Wonder of Christmas – Luke 2:1-5

The Christmas story… where does it begin?  As a child we would read the traditional story each year on Christmas Eve, which found in Luke 2.  This is where our reading begins today.  We find our very pregnant Mary traveling with her husband Joseph to the city of Bethlehem where …