Sermons on Luke 2
All the mammoth political forces and all the giant industrial complexes, without their even knowing it, are being guided by God, not for their own sake but for the sake of God's little people—the little Mary and the little Joseph who have to be got from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Jesus' birth brought a new era in the history of redemption, but one that is still in complete harmony with the old.
God prepares a person to receive Christ by stirring up a longing for consolation and redemption that can come only from Christ.
Shall we long for the Christ less than Anna longed for him?
I feel tremendously challenged by the example of Jesus to strive for increased wisdom and understanding of Scripture.