One of our newer members commented, “You folks do Christmas all month long!” And we do! I love to preach Christmas sermons, and to collect Christmas stories. Now we’re on the other side of Christmas, gearing up for a New Year. But let’s let the Christmas spirit linger just a little longer, shall we?
The warm, feel-good stories shared at Christmastime enhance our celebration and prepare us to adore Him. The original Christmas story, recorded in Luke 2:1-20, can’t be topped. Yet, other stories, some from real life, others that are fiction, help us focus on the Gift God gave and the love He demonstrated.
Martin Rinckart was an accomplished musician and dedicated pastor serving in Eilenberg, Germany, during the Thirty Years' War. Eilenberg, a walled city, became a place of refuge for fugitives of the war, but because of overcrowding, the city also became a place of famine and disease.
The Atlanta Braves did a great job as they counted down the final days of playing at Turner Field. The closing ceremony was amazing and having Henry Aaron literally take home plate from Turner to the new Sun Trust Park was ingenious.