The prophet Isaiah ministered to Judah around six hundred years before Christ. His ministry spanned the reigns of at least four Judean kings: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. Three of those kings were godly, but Ahaz was a particularly despicable character. Second Kings 16 gives
Christmastime is loved and celebrated around the world. In the southern hemisphere, this usually means warm weather, an extended break from work or school, time for family and home maintenance, lots of eating and, of course, gift-giving. There is nothing wrong with any of this.
In our ongoing series of devotional studies in the Gospel of Luke, we come now to the record of what is perhaps the most amazing miracle imaginable. I am referring, of course, to the divine implanting of a foetus in the womb of a virgin.