Pristine Grace

Merry Christmas
by Bruce Crabtree
Merry Christmas

    None of us know what month of the year the Son of God was born of a virgin. And you and I don’t wait until the 25th of December to celebrate it. We rejoice to hear of the incarnation all the year long. But still, I love the Christmas season. We hear more of Christ coming to earth this time of year than any other time, and for that I am thankful. Any time our memory is turned to the wonderful person of the Son of God I am glad.

    It is this time of the year we hear those blessed hymns that we seldom hear at other times. “Veiled in flesh the God-head see, Hail th’ incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel.” Oh, that song should be sung often but it is only at this time of the year we hear it.

    It is this time of year that we see more good will and cheer among our fellow man. This can be a sad and sorry world we live in. There are trials and heart aches in the family and some times there are hurt feelings and even offenses. Christmas time seems to have a tendency to soften our affections and we can truly wish one another well. And for this I am thankful. I wish it could be Christmas year around.

    I wish all of you a merry Christmas. Where ever you find yourself in this season and what ever your circumstances may be, it is my desire and prayer that the message proclaimed by the heavenly host will resound in your heart with heaven’s power; “Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,…For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”