Christmas is, in many ways, the most wonderful time of the year.But not because of all the things associated with the season.The Christmas story — just like your story — is complicated.And what if those complications could shed some light on yours and help you sort it out?What if Jesus — the Light of the World — could ultimately overcome the darkness of our anger, shame and disappointment?This Christmas, we believe He can. And we invite you to discover how.
First-centuries Jews expected the arrival of a messiah. Scripture had recorded God’s promise to provide them with a Savior. They believed that this messiah would be a political and military leader. He would save their culture by driving out the Roman Empire and making Israel a feared military power in the region once again. But when God orchestrated Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, he was up to something much bigger . . . and much more personal.