Someone has well said that prayer is to the life of the Christian as oxygen is to the body. In a moment of time, a newborn infant is brought into a brand new and strange environment, with a unique atmosphere, where he drinks in the
The conception of the Lord Jesus Christ was abnormal. He was conceived in the womb of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35). But His birth came about in the normal way and, despite apocryphal accounts, His boyhood was also normal.
Christmas time is most often associated with joy and gladness and cheer. And rightly so. The reality that God became man is the fulfilment of Emmanuel, “God with us.” And for those who follow through with the whole Christmas story—all the way through Easter—“God with
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the God-Man. It is the celebration of the incarnation, when “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of