Light of the World

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

The birth of Jesus brought God’s LIGHT into this dark world. Here’s what the Bible says:

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)

Here’s what Jesus himself said:

Christmas Tidings, Part 2

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

For centuries, people with much larger brains and much purer hearts than mine have sought to express the true meaning of Christmas. Rather than blabber more myself today, here’s a second selection of Christmas tidings from throughout the ages:

Christmas Tidings, Part 1

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

For centuries, people with much larger brains and much purer hearts than mine have sought to express the true meaning of Christmas. Rather than blabber more myself today, I thought it might be interesting to share the perspectives of others.

The Son of God
became a man
to enable men
to become the sons of God.
(C.S. Lewis)

CHRISTMAS QUIZ-O-RAMA ANSWERS

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz, along with the relevant Bible verses if you’d like to dig deeper.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ-O-RAMA

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

A recent study revealed that a shockingly low 12% of adults — and only 8% of those ages 18-24 — know the basics of the real Christmas story.

How well do you know the true facts about Christmas? Take this quick little quiz to find out.

O Christmas Tree?

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. (Matthew 2:10 NKJV)

Every year when I go through the annual ritual of braving the Wisconsin winter in search of the perfect Christmas tree and then dragging it through the lot, tying it to the car, lugging it into the house, bonking myself on the head repeatedly while trying to get it to stand somewhat straight in the tree holder, searching the basement for the ornament box, trying not to swear when I discovered that half the lights didn’t work, running back to the store just before it closed to get new ones and then finally throwing the switch, watching it light up the night and proclaiming it the best Christmas tree ever, I found myself asking this simple question:

WHY?

A Pasture? Shepherds?!

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2014 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

Imagine for a moment that you’re God’s VP of Marketing. You know that he’s about to go down to Earth and you want to make sure that the event generates the requisite amount of media coverage. You plan a massive kick-off gala in the heart of the world’s biggest city and start putting together a guest list featuring all the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and CEOs.

But God has a different plan. Here it is: