Each day for the next 12 days we will be taking a look at the main characters involved in the Christmas story. Some are well-known, others maybe a little more obscure. The bible is full of revelation, and for me the stories behind these characters throw a lot of light on what I thought I knew.
Have you ever started watching a TV series and discovered you’ve actually missed several preceding episodes. So frustrating!!! Whilst you’re trying to follow the plot you keep finding yourself unsure of what is actually happening. What actually is the plot?
A perspective on the year ahead.
Already many resolutions will have been broken – we are fickle, and although our intentions may be good, our flesh is weak. Thank God that He values our intentions but we need to learn to “lean” on our beloved to see them transform into lasting actions.
Even though Valentine's Day has pretty awful roots with its traditions and customs originating from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata, many will celebrate love today with cards, flowers, champagne and special food, amongst many other romantic gestures.
All humans have a longing to "know". This longing has been placed within us by the uncreated God before we came into any physical being. So, it is not unnatural for us to be inquisitive about who we are, how we got here and why we are here.