Daily Archives: December 23, 2013

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One unshakable fact – live with it!

Little is certain in life.  But there is one fact, one rock that is solid, certain and secure. This fact has two sides. The first side is that Jesus Christ has come to earth to bring joy to the world and to satisfy the wrath of his Father. The second side is that he will return!   Christ will return and make all things new. Tears will be wiped away. There will be no need for electrical or alternative energy as the radiant glory of Christ will supply all the power that we will need. All the inequities of life will be wonderfully and finally resolved.  Our broken bodies will be made whole. We will be with the Lord as […]

Why Merry Christmas?

The first widespread usage of the greeting Merry Christmas apparently began in 1843 with the publishing of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Not surprisingly, the greeting first appeared on Christmas cards that same year. The idea behind this phrase is that Christmas should be a happy, joyous time. So when you wish someone a Merry Christmas, you are, in fact, offering a blessing to them for a merry or happy occasion.  For Christians, this is where it gets interesting. The annual celebration of Christ’s birth is not directly commanded in Scripture. However, there is a compelling reason to celebrate the Advent.  Do not miss this!  There is no activity that is more appropriate than engaging in the praise of Christ […]