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December 10, 2016

Pondering Christmas … and weather

Tis the season and in North Texas we have just gotten our first taste of winter. And it’s about time! Now we have weather to match the Christmas season! Isn’t it great when things work together the way they’re supposed to!

It makes me wonder what the weather was like in Bethlehem on that night many years ago when Joseph and Mary could find no room in the inn to offer comfort and shelter for the birth of Jesus.

It’s pretty clear that December 25th is an arbitrary date for the celebration of His human birth. So as far as we know, there is no clear historical record as to when—what time of year—Jesus was actually born. And the biblical accounts make no mention of weather conditions.

So… as much as many of us like the cold and snow of a traditional American Christmas, it may not have been that way in Bethlehem on that night a bit over 2000 years ago.

Just some random thoughts as I ponder the Christmas season. I’m glad you’ve stopped by.

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Joy

Bob Christopher and Andrew Farley

On Wednesday of this week Bob and Andrew discussed the true meaning of joy.


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Ryan


Sin and Confession – an always confusing topic

Jane


An unhappy marriage – what should he do?

Jake


Questions

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Merry Christmas, everybody!

Bob Davis