From Twitter, that fountain of eternal wisdom, comes the inspiration for today’s word-of-the-week…


“Christmas means nothing without Easter. Jesus’ birth is meaningless without His death.”

I get the point, but I’d take issue with this tweet from a well-known Christian pastor. Frankly, I can’t think of a context in which Jesus’ birth is “meaningless.”

I get that the cross was a pivotal event, that Jesus’ death and resurrection were central events in history.

But I’m going to allow myself a few weeks to simply celebrate the occasion (John 1:14a) when “…the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” I think it’s okay to focus on the joy and peace of Silent Night.

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
it is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.

The angels showed up that night and sang (Luke 2:13-14). That’s good enough for me.

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