Brightly colored ribbons were tied around precious packages for family and friends. Wonderful holiday feasts warmed guests inside only to be matched by the love shown and shared.
Want to see real love? Let’s go straight to the cross.
Jesus had been tried by the Jews, but they knew their accusations against him would have no traction with Pilate, so they made up different ones. After a cursory examination of Jesus, Pilate could find no fault and told the Jews and sent Jesus to Herod. Herod sent him back without charge (Luke 23:15). Continue reading “Want to see love?”
Christmas is the time of love, bliss and joy. But not for everyone. For many it’s the worst time of year.
Instead of the bounty, they see only emptiness. Continue reading “Grieving at the holidays”
We trust that all have had a wonderful Christmas, enjoying time with family and friends. Our heart goes to those who are separated from their families at this time. At least with modern technology, we were able to see and speak with our children in America as we enjoyed Christmas with our son in Scotland. Today in Britain is Boxing Day. According to Wikipedia, “Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts, known as a ‘Christmas box’, from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom…and other Commonwealth nations. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December.” Continue reading “Feasts, festivals and holidays”
We love babies. We gather around them in wonder and coo in total bliss. Purity and innocence radiate from their tiny bodies as they remind us of what is best about humanity.
As Christmas time nears, the baby Jesus becomes a very important part of our society.
People proclaim that Jesus [specifically, the baby] is the reason for the season and when the packages are unwrapped and the decorations stashed away, the baby fades back into obscurity for another year. /1 Continue reading “The Baby Grew Up”