Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Postlude 2, Like the Sun

By Elizabeth Prata Christmas means baby Jesus. Everybody loves the baby. The swaddling clothes (so cute!) the manger (awww, really?), the Wise Man (distinguished solemnity). It is a tremendous story. It is THE story of all of history. God Himself came in flesh, incarnated solely to grow, live a perfect life, and die. The baby …

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Thirty Days of Jesus: Postlude 2, Like the Sun

Christmas means baby Jesus. Everybody loves the baby. The swaddling clothes (so cute!) the manger (awww, really?), the Wise Man (distinguished solemnity). It is a tremendous story. It is THE story of all of history. God Himself came in flesh, incarnated solely to grow, live a perfect life, and die. The baby grew up. He …

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Repost – From swaddling cloths to grave cloths to…

First posted December 25, 2015. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From swaddling cloths to grave cloths...to... Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) The Anunciation, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898 And she gave birth to her firstborn son …

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Examining Christmas traditions #1: Do angels sing?

It's the Christmas season and the lights are up inside homes and all over the neighborhood. Children are having photos with Santa and moms and dads are hurriedly finishing their shopping lists. Kids at school are doing Christmas crafts with paint and Popsicle sticks and teachers are counting the days until Christmas vacation. Churches have …

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