Calm & Bright: Is Born

Isaiah 9:6 (CEB)       1Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from… Continue reading Calm & Bright: Is Born

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Calm & Bright: Let Us Sing

Isaiah 9:6 (CEB) A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.   Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)        1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the… Continue reading Calm & Bright: Let Us Sing

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Calm & Bright: Redeeming Grace

When we hear the words of the opening of John’s Gospel in the third verse of “Silent Night,” it is crystal clear that these words of John are his nativity scene. There is no stable in John’s nativity.There is no genealogy list like in Matthew and Luke. No, John goes far further back to the beginning when Jesus already existed with God, when the universe was born through God’s Word, “‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Gen 1:3)

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Calm & Bright: Glories Stream

The Second Verse of “Silent Night” Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing “Alleluia”! Christ, the Savior is born, Christ, the Savior is born   Psalm 86:9-11 (CEB) 9 All the nations that you’ve made will come and bow down before you, Lord; they will glorify your… Continue reading Calm & Bright: Glories Stream

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