The crèche commemorates a miraculous historical event. The crèche represents a set time when the God of creation chose to live within the confines of humanity.
The enduring historical record of the first Christmas as documented in the Bible is profound. The narrative begins at the dawn of time when God promised the virgin-born Redeemer to Adam and Eve, the progenitors of the human race.
As people of faith, telling God we’re thankful for His blessing in our lives is always appropriate.
The food is important because it creates a sensory element that enhances memory, but gathering together with family and friends to share a meal is only part of the celebration.
When we celebrate in the true spirit as the Founding Fathers intended, American Thanksgiving becomes more than a harvest festival.
I hope this short account will motivate you to document your own family’s record of service, so that future generations can too remember the price paid for our freedom. And, don’t let this day go by without thanking a veteran!
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”
While the modern city of Jerusalem is only a preview of the ultimate glory prophesied in Scripture, Psalm 102 concludes with a reminder that God’s “servants”—the Jewish people—will endure securely established in their ancient homeland.
No matter how far away or how long Israel has been removed from the geographical location, God has always returned His Chosen People to the land He promised Abraham, Isaac and the descendants of Jacob forever.
So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.