The Miracle of Christmas

Today is Christmas 2017. For those of us who are of Swedish descent, Christmas Eve was celebrated with all the requisite foods: lutfisk or meatballs, potato sausage, pickled herring, bond ost cheese, perhaps a plain boiled ham, a pudding, and a mixture of cookies starting with the favorite of them all, pepparkakor. Then came the presents, a lot of well chosen gifts from shopping expeditions often extending through a good part of the year. A few might be handmade – … Read More

Our Stay on Earth Counts for God

“All the days of my appointed time will I wait.” — Job 14:14 A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. … We should not have full fellowship with Christ if we did not for awhile sojourn below, for He was baptized with a baptism of suffering among men, and we must be baptized with the same if we would share his … Read More

Nothing Can Satisfy But the Lord’s Love

“Behold, all is vanity.” — Ecclesiastes 1:14 Nothing can satisfy the entire man but the Lord’s love and the Lord’s own self. Saints have tried to anchor in other roadsteads, but they have been driven out of such fatal refuges. Solomon, the wisest of men, was permitted to make experiments for us all, and to do for us what we must not dare to do for ourselves. Here is his testimony in his own words: “So I was great, and … Read More

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