The Christmas Story


Read: Luke 1-2

I don’t know if it is a tradition in your home to read the Christmas Story each year before dinner or before opening presents but if not I hope you will take the time to do that.  Read the first two chapters if you are reading on your own or read Luke 2:1-20 if you are reading it as a family or group.  If you do this each year you might want to choose a different version or a paraphrase to bring a new perspective to this wonderful well known account of Jesus’ birth.

For this weeks meditation I would like to share a 10 minute video that is well worth your time.  It is by well known Pastor Andy Stanley and is entitled “The Story of Christmas.”  He does an excellent job of setting the stage on which Christ came into this world over 2,000 years ago. It is both educational and inspirational.  Here is the link.



Make it personal:

 Take some of what Andy Stanley shared and look into it further.  There is much to the Christmas Story that can be learned from studying scripture, searching online resources (as long as they are credible), and other books and commentaries.  Another good book is by Lee Strobel entitled “The Case for Christ.”  May the Lord bless you, encourage you, and inspire you with the truth of Christ’s birth into this world.

Merry Christmas,  Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church