The Warm Blanket of God’s Love


It’s easy for us to think of Jesus as meek and mild, as a sort of hippie peacenik spreading love and understanding.  Surely some of these characteristics apply, but beyond anything else, Jesus’ main priority was to teach the truth.  He had a soul-saving message about a God of love who came to earth to bring the lost home.


Jesus was a Jew, and a message about God’s love for the Jewish community would have landed like a warm blanket on any crowd gathered in the synagogue.  People would have felt edified and accepted.  There would have been nothing but good vibes


Stepping Out of the Frame

“‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us.’” -Matthew 1:23
During the holidays I walked passed a photography studio in a major retail store. I thought most families would already have their holiday pictures taken (and printed!). I guess sending virtual Christmas cards makes it possible to take pictures at the last minute, because the studio was overwhelmed with business. Sending family pictures is a very popular way to send Christmas greetings to friends and loved ones. They are keepsake “glimpses” of our families.
I also read a story recently, you know, one of those heart-melting ones.



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