Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
A woman whose husband died six months before Christmas, sat down to write out a Christmas card to a close friend. This is what she said: “Some say to me, ‘Life during this first Christmas without your husband will be hard for you.’ It will be, of course. But without Christmas, it would be impossible.” At the time of her husband’s death, that woman thought that God had turned out the light. But then came the Christmas Message to remind her that God had reached out and turned on the light for all time and for all people.
At Christmas, people send messages and warm greetings to family members and friends. At Christmas, there is an unusual display of caring and affection by many people. At Christmas, the suffering of the sick and the condition of the lonely seem less acceptable than on other days. At Christmas, it seems that almost everyone wants to contribute to the success of the festive holiday. At Christmas, more…