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 discover that half the lights didn’t work, running back to the store just before it closes 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 find myself asking this simple question:
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.
It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2017 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’ll be preparing for the arrival of the Savior of the World.
Imagine for a moment that you’re an alien. You’re dropped off on Planet Earth right now and asked to report back on a phenomenon known as “Christmas.” What do you see?
I suspect that some of us are still struggling to recover from an overdose of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Here’s a rather sobering passage to consider: