Christmas Is Coming (in three weeks)

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white. (Bing Crosby, late popular singer)

Even Bing Crosby, who introduced the popular song, “White Christmas,” recognized that the annual holiday is more than just a pretty scene on a postcard or time for family gift-giving. Indeed, it is a time to share blessings, but we must never forget that the greatest gift of Christmas was the coming of God’s Son to offer life by faith in his redemptive work of grace.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)