"Behold, you will conceive...and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus." (Luke 1:31)

Behold, you will conceive...and bring forth a Son,
and shall call His name Jesus.
(Luke 1:31)

The angel Gabriel brought good tidings to Zacharias, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds-the Lord would be born in Bethlehem. Through the miracle of the virgin birth, Mary would be His mother. And His Father would be Jehovah God Himself. By coming as a baby, born with this dual heredity, and growing up in the world, the Lord would be able to fight and conquer the hells and so restore the hope of salvation. He would teach people the way to heaven, illuminating the truths of the Old Testament and bringing light to our spiritual darkness.

The angels were happy to help prepare people for the Lord's birth. But their work was not finished at His advent. For just as the Lord was born in Bethlehem so long ago, He can be born in our hearts and minds-if we will receive Him. If we look to the Lord with humility and innocence as Mary did, then the angels can help us come to love the Lord above all things. Then we may join in the joyous refrain: "Glory to God in the highest!" and say with Mary, "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior!"

We hope that the resources provided this month will give you inspiration and joy in making your own Christmas celebrations and preparing a place for the Lord in your heart.

Highlights include

"Christmas Joy and Happiness" a family talk by the Rev. Norman Reuter

"Angelic Appearances at the Time of the Lord's Advent" a sermon by Rev. Dan Heinrichs

"The Joy of Angels at the Lord's Birth" a sermon by Rev. Eric Carswell

  Printable Poster of the Magnificat (PDF)

  Angel Paper Snowflakes (PDF)

  Coloring Page: Glory to God in the Highest (PDF)

  Make a Scroll of Angelic Appearances (PDF)