It is customary at this time of year for lights to decorate homes, shops and, for many, Christmas trees. The custom of decorating trees with lights goes back to when Christmas trees were decorated with candles, which symbolised Christ being the light of the world.
Failure can be painful—hauntingly so. As I write these words, there are many matriculants in South Africa who are haunted by failure in their final academic year of high school. There are no doubt many others in lower grades, and still others in university, who
The incarnation is the greatest of miracles. It is the foundation of every other redemptive miracle. I have always found the words of J. I. Packer helpful in this regard: “It is no wonder that thoughtful people find the gospel of Jesus Christ hard to
We recently spent several studies in Psalm 147 with a view to strengthening our posture of praise. In those studies, we came to appreciate something of the magnificence of God. We saw how He knows each of the hundreds of trillions of stars; He has