Next Time…

…It will be Different!

nativity1The First Time Jesus Came:

He came veiled in the form of a child.
A star marked His arrival.
Wise men brought Him gifts.
There was no room for Him.
Only a few attended His arrival.
He came as a baby.

The Next Time Jesus Comes:

He will be recognized by all.
Heaven will be lit by His glory.
He will bring reward for His own.
The world won’t be able to contain His glory.
Every eye shall see Him.
He will come as Sovereign King and Lord of all.

From The Miracle of Christmas by John F. MacArthur, Jr.

May you all remember and celebrate the wonder of Christ’s incarnation this Christmas season!

Is Something Missing from Your Christmas?

star-of-bethlehem“We’re in danger of losing Christmas…A subtle but sure erosion is eating away the season’s true significance.” –  John F. MacArthur, The Miracle of Christmas

I intended to write a little something this week about the true meaning of Christmas, but I came across a book I have by John MacArthur called The Miracle of Christmas in which he expresses so well the thoughts I would like to share, that I figured I would just borrow from the book, and let MacArthur speak on my behalf.

In his Introduction, MacArthur explains that his book is an attempt to counteract the two most common responses toward Christmas that are essentially corrupting the truth and erasing the message behind it: 1) the mythologizing of the Christmas story, and 2) the secularization of it. He goes on to explain: Continue reading “Is Something Missing from Your Christmas?”