The awesome wonder of how the Creator came to live among us
By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service
BETHLEHEM, JUDEA (ANS – December 21, 2017) – Whatever you may think as harassed shoppers or parents, Christmas does not come too soon. It’s an example of God’s perfect timing, though I appreciate that the Messiah’s actual birthday was more likely to have been during the Feast of Tabernacles.
If anyone doubted that Christmas had happened, they only need to look at how God’s power is still manifested today.
In this paper, we report on extraordinary healings which have happened this year in our region. We have provided X-ray evidence of shrunken cancer tumours which were called incurable.
Hundreds of people attending meetings saw those who were unable to walk unaided breaking into a run. Thanks to today’s communication it can be seen on the internet, too.
But it’s not all rosy. Christians are being persecuted as well as being healed and set free from disease and torment.
By Kenneth Adams from Eastbourne, who says, “Use this poem for a time of quiet reflection, to ‘be still and know that he is God’, that he is our Father and that he loves us.”
On a dark silent night, where the stars shone so bright
and a chorus of angels did sing, of a peace, love and joy
of a new baby boy, every bell in the heavens did ring.
HEART subscriber David Rawlings has written a short story for Christmas:
‘The Visitor from Space’
The spacecraft touched gently down. A slim, white figure glided down a ramp onto the snow -covered ground. The last rays of the sun glinted on his helmet. He gazed briefly at the Parish Church silhouetted against the sky and moved towards the town centre.
Carol singers were in full voice in the shopping arcade. He paused to listen for clues, trying to understand the words……
Like the Holy Family, those who choose to obey God are still in danger from the authorities, whether in Asia or the Middle East
Before Christmas last year in central Asia I was talking to a man who, with his wife and family, had fled from their country astride a horse and a donkey in fear of their lives.
How Her Majesty gave a clear call to her people to follow the founder of Christianity
By Rev David Baker
FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING, Her Majesty the Queen has delivered a Christmas broadcast to the nation which is startling in the clarity of its call to faith in Jesus Christ.