Sunday, December 17, 2006

Vance Havner's thoughts one Christmas morning ...

taken from page 41 of "A Treasury of Vance Havner, Twentieth-Century Prophet, Preacher, Pilgrim" ...

The news reports this morning do not sound like peace on earth, goodwill to men, or even among men of goodwill, if you like it that way. Well, it didn't look so good long ago in Bethlehem. But God started something then and He is going to see it through. He who was a Babe in Bethlehem is coming back, and more dear souls than you might think are not only waiting but watching for His return. Here again the candles and paper bags come in. The church is not a little club with its main business now for its members to sit tight and hold hands until Jesus comes. We ought to light our candles after we get them out from under the bushels and the beds and let them shine, not to blind people with a glare, but just to bless people with a glow.

If we ever do that, every day will be Christmas just as every day for a Christian ought to be Easter and Thanksgiving!

3 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Great Advice...Now to just go out and do it...Right? Sandy

Fred said...

If only we all could...

I read your prior posts, and I'm glad your new home is starting to come along.

Have a great week!

Saija said...

Sandy ... i know, always easier said than done ... i guess it's just not giving up and trying to give ALL glory to God in whatever we do and say ... blessings!

fred ... i put up Christmas decorations and lights today - it was so much fun ... it feels like home - tho' in the near year there is MUCH more to do! :o)