Here are five great passages from recent Christian articles around the web, which are all in some way connected to this Christmas season. I hope you enjoy these excerpts, and I pray you have a wonderful Christmas this year.
A Weary Mom Rejoices (Melissa Edgington, Your Mom Has a Blog)
I’m reminded that Scripture teaches that when we know Christ sin no longer has dominion over us. There is no sin that the Holy Spirit can’t handle. There is no devastation or spiritual destruction or emotional pain that is too big for the power of God. This world is no match for the King of Kings.
How Christmas Cuts History in Half (John Piper, Crossway)
What we anticipate in the future at Christ’s second coming is not something completely new but rather the consummation of the blessings we already enjoy, because the promises have begun to be fulfilled in our lives.
Kids Talk: What Does Home Alone Teach Us about Christmas? (Dan Green, Blog of Dan)
God’s love for us is so great that He goes to great lengths to get us back. He sends His Son to earth to be born as a man so He can die as man in our place to bring us back to God, to reconcile us and restore to us the relationship that sin destroyed if we trust in Jesus.
Christmas from the Angels’ Point of View (Daniel Darling, Core Christianity)
This is not a generic “belief” as in the holiday classics that urge us to “just believe” in some nebulous Christmas spirit. This is to allow the Spirit to open our eyes to what is unseen, like Elisha’s servant who suddenly saw the previously invisible army of God that surrounded them (2 Kings 6:17). To believe is to read the Scripture and hear the distant sound of angel voices. To believe is to fall on our knees in adoration. It is to follow the Creator who first gave us life.
Help for Getting In the Christmas Spirit (Bethany McIlrath, Unlocking the Bible)
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Drawing near to God is an act of worship, and a wonderful first step when we need His help being worshipful. Don’t be afraid to ask God’s help with worship or awe.