Bethlehem Devotionals – O Little Town of Bethlehem

O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight O holy Child of Bethlehem Descend to us, we pray Cast … Read More

Bethlehem Devotionals – Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels We Have Heard on High As we prepare for the Christmas holiday, I am reflecting on several carols.  Today, let’s look at a few verses from“Angels We Have Heard on High”. Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plain And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo! … Read More

The Meaning of Christmas is “Peace”

From His advent to His ascension Jesus offers the blessing of Peace. The angels appeared to the shepherds, announcing the birth of the Messiah – “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14) After His crucifixion and resurrection Christ appeared to His disciples with a greeting – “Peace be with you!” (John 20:19, … Read More