The problem with an often-told story is trying to hear it the way it originally unfolded and affected people. The Christmas story is a prime example . . . familiar to us and (yawn, ho-hum) . . . predictable. But the events surrounding the birth of Jesus were anything but expected! So much so that most of the Jewish people who were eagerly waiting for their Messiah totally missed His arrival!
Insight for Living offers a number of resources—including audio messages, a radio theater production, a beautiful picture book, and more—that help you see the Christmas story from a fresh, new angle. See this wondrous event through the eyes of the ordinary, everyday people whom God chose to involve. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the original meaning behind it all and with a heart bursting with gratitude for the incarnation of the Son of God.
How Isaiah must have longed to see the way his prophecies would unfold! He wrote what God gave him, but God didn’t give him the whole picture. How and when would the glorious Messiah step into history? Where would He live? How would He deal with His stiff-necked and rebellious countrymen? What form would His suffering take? And even after His...
Life was simple for the three Swindoll kids when we were young and growing up in east Houston. Neither my brother Orville, sister Luci, nor I entertained dreams of grandeur—even at Christmas. But one particular Christmas season, I began to drop hints on how great it would be to get a new rubber basketball. Back then I was in the eighth grade,...