Immanuel’s Appearance

One of the greatest stories ever told is presented with profound simplicity in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament of the Bible. Read the brief description with an open heart:  “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear […]

To Be Like Mary

For any of us, and particularly for those of us embedded in vocational ministry, living life as did Zechariah is all too common. Perhaps you know his story well. Luke 1:5 and following spell it out for us. He is a priest of the Most High God, invited to serve in the Temple in Jerusalem. It is his joy to […]

Forty-One Moments When God is With Us

Christmas. “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:22-23). God with us. When our sin is great and we need to repent . . . God is with us. When we […]