The Miracle of Christmas- Peace, Hope and Love By Timi Ologunoye

December 16, 2011

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Jn. 3:16).

Jesus is the reason for the season and he is the epitome of true love. Your days will be bright and your heart will be light. You will experience possibilities of faith. Hope will make things work for you. Love will beautify you. As the birth of Christ brought light to a dark world, may your darkness be lightened this season in Jesus’ name. Amen

The Christmas story is an account retold year after year, yet it never loses its magnificence; it never ceases to fill our hearts with wonder. Christmas is about the Lord our Creator fleshing out his promise to save the world from sin. That gift is named Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of love, generosity, benevolence, kindness, brotherhood, and familial bonding, and the celebration of the joy, peace, and security that those things promote. May the three certainties of Christmas which are –peace, hope, and love fill your heart this season. Amen.

Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. Jesus had no glory flashing around him as he entered the world through birth. Though hundreds of years of advertising through Scripture announced his arrival, there were no long lines waiting to greet him. He should have chosen a palace of the wealthiest and most powerful kingdom on earth with deluxe features for birth. But he chose the meekest womb of earth. He preferred a barn for birth. He was born in a place where the animals are fed their food. A message from God to show that He recognizes the lowly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Infidelity

December 16, 2011

It is not uncommon in this part of the world for relatives to pressure men into taking second wives when the current wife is having problems getting pregnant. Understandably, they do this out of concern and desire to help the situation, but infidelity (adultery) never solves a problem; sin can never produce life, it leads to death.

The room for a second wife does not exist in the plan of God for any man; otherwise he would have made two or more Eves for Adam. Not even the excuse of childlessness should make any man take such a step. In creating the institution of marriage, God said “It is not good that man be alone, I will make a helper comparable to him” (Gen 2:18). The first and, most important reason for marriage is to provide through life; it goes beyond having children, though this is good and desirable.

When a couple get married and it seems that they are unable Read the rest of this entry »