The meditations in this collection witness to the fact that the birth of Jesus is more than history – it is a reality – but only for those who feel their need and are personally ready to come to the manger.
The meditations in this collection are written by three seekers who struggled hard and long to find, in the words of Søren Kierkegaard, “the contemporary Christ.” They witness to the fact that the birth of Jesus is more than history – it is a reality – but only for those who feel their need and are personally ready to come to the manger.
A revised and expanded edition of an old favourite, the 40 short, pithy readings in this book will not leave you sitting comfortably this Christmas.
Christmas did not come after a great horde of people had completed something good, or because of the successful result of any human effort. No, it came as a miracle, as the child that comes when his time is fulfilled, as a gift of the Father which he lays into those arms that are stretched out in longing. This is how the first Christmas came; in this way it always comes anew, both to us as individuals and to the whole world. – Eberhard Arnold
How many of us, in our good-hearted way, have ridden past the stable on the high horse of our opinions and convictions, leaving the Child behind, not realizing he was there? How many of us have stood up for what we believed, even in defiance, but were not awake to the fact that we were riding past a miracle – the miracle of life and love? – Alfred Delp
The star of hope has to appear again, but it will come only when our hearts seek it, when there is a passion for it – a sighing, striving, and aching for the great mercy to come. Yes, the star will return, and then it will shine not just for a few, but it will quickly spread its brilliance over the whole world. – Christoph Blumhardt
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By God's Abundant Grace (Gnade), at Four Score, or eighty years...I am again blessed to see another Jesus Christ breakthrough in these Advent hours and weeks. Advent was already promised to us before we were born, already in Genesis...we would have a rescue...but through the long centuries...and the billions who have lived and died...Jesus Christ comes and wants to come...we need stories to restart our faith in Jesus Christ...for in our addictions to the culture and false marketing promises of this passing world we are tempted...and so we desperately need the rewakening of these messages of the Plough Weekly and the vision of the writers. Great faith, great vision, and and great power of communication about our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and this is confessed once again in this year of eighty...Four Score...and with thankfulness for the global travels, opportunities to have a ministry of speaking, writing, and researching. Finally, in gratitude to those friends who inspire over such as Plough Weekly. Dr. Albert Jabs
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