What distinguished the wise men from their contemporaries was their ability to recognize the signs of the times and respond appropriately.
While the Western world seems to have forgotten the significance, our celebration of Jesus’ birth is an acknowledgement of the historically documented truth that God appointed set times to accomplish His purposes
Little did Alexander the Great know that his swift 11-year conquest the then known world was essential preparation for not only the Savior’s birth and ministry, but also the spread of Christianity.
At the height of the Civil War in 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow celebrated Christmas Day—alone.
While a time frame confirming resolution of the current threat to unbelieving Ahaz was embedded in the prophecy, the sign had even greater significance for the future.