Tag: Christmas

Christmas 2020: What Child is This?

2020 cannot escape my yearly Christmas message. In past years I've highlighted reflections on different Christmas hymns, but this year I'll start with a very short story. Twelve years ago, while sitting in a coffee shop, I was approached by a Jewish man. He could see that I was reading my bible and remarked multiple ...

Holy Night & Fully Human

Holy Night & Fully Human: December 2019

O Come, Desire of Nations Bind

Merry Christmas! O come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Bid every strife and quarrel cease And fill the world with heaven's peace. -verse seven of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel Christmas has become a very important season to me. In recent years I have spent the season reflecting on ...

This, This is Christ the King

Have you ever imagined yourself in Jesus' shoes? Christmas is a time that focuses on the most 'human' aspect of Christ. I don't know if I will ever fully wrap my head around God becoming a man, much less coming the natural way as a baby born of a woman. Every year, I tell my ...

Born That Man No More May Die

Merry Christmas! Most years, during the Christmas season, the Holy Spirit will highlight a particular lyric from a Christmas hymn that becomes my meditation throughout Christmas. This year, the Lord emphasized a lyric from Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Mild He lays His glory by; Born that man no more may dieBorn to raise the sons of earth; Born ...

December Newsletter

Greetings Beloved! If you're on our mailing list, a Christmas letter is on its way. (If you would like to be on our mailing list, email me at blessed.pilgrim375@gmail.com). Thank you all for your prayers and support! Our December Newsletter is now available!

“For the Slave is our Brother”

Greetings Beloved, It is the most wonderfully misunderstood time of the year. I, for one, love Christmas. I fully understand that Jesus wasn't actually born on December 25th, that Christmas trees actually have nothing to do with a Christian Christmas, and neither do cookies and exchanging presents. Nevertheless, I celebrate Jesus' birthday, light a tree, ...