NO VACANCY

I remember as a child being upset about the part of the Christmas account where Mary and Joseph could not find lodging to birth the infant Jesus comfortably and safely. Of course the facts became a tale embellished with visions of ancient hotels and inns with “No Vacancy” signs and …

JESUS CAN DO THAT TO YOU

Do what? Instill ecstatic joy. Matt. 2:10 – “When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy.” There’s joy, and then there’s “ecstatic” joy. I guess that’s a step up from just plain being happy. A state of ecstasy. Rapturous joy. It doesn’t mean a wild, off the …

ARE YOU WRAPPED TIGHTLY?

No, I am not inquiring about your mental state of being. I am merely staying within the parameters of the festive Christmas spirit. Luke 2:7 – “And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn; and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes…”. One doesn’t hear the term “swaddling” much anymore. …

GOD IN A EARTHSUIT

There’s a lot contained in a word. It may be more weighty when it is a proper noun. When that proper noun is Word, and it pertains to Jesus’ pre-incarnate status as the Logos (Greek for Word), then it reigns supreme as the most important Word in the universe. That …