Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalms 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
A week before Christmas a man in his sixties went into a big toy shop and began looking around at the various displays …
He returned several times to a counter that featured a little train set. He was particularly fascinated by the great sounding whistle that came from the engine as the train scurried around its oval track. Finally, he said to the clerk who was demonstrating the toy, “I’ll take one!” Whereupon the clerk said, “Your grandson will love it.”
“Then I’ll take two,” the man replied.
One hopes that the grandson will remember his relationship with granddad as beautiful and life-enriching.
It has been said, and rightly so …
If the Christ is born in Bethlehem a million times, and trudges the dusty roads of Palestine, preaching for a million years, but is not born in your heart and life — then what difference does the Gospel make; what difference does this Christmas Day make?
Remember way back when a…