Christmas Archives - HEART Christian newspaper
Why do Christmas cards show three exotically dressed men on camels? How could just three travellers terrify King Herod to the extent that, like Pharaoh centuries before, he ordered the mass murder of Hebrew boys?
The myth of three men …
One of the most powerful statements in the biblical narratives on the birth of Christ is the proclamation made by the angel to shepherds in the fields outside Bethlehem.
“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings …
The Iraqi government has designated Christmas Day as a public holiday, encouraging the 300,000 Christians left in the 95 per cent Muslim country.
On 25 December, the Iraqi government tweeted: “Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to …
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……