Posts tagged with ‘humans’

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the weary world rejoices

by Pastor Hartley

On the night Christ was born, Almighty God did something that at first glance seems absolutely unnecessary. He sent a brilliantly dressed angel to disturb a band of shepherds. Shepherds. Herdsmen who in the late watches of the night near Bethlehem were faithfully going about their lowly business. “And there were shepherds living out in […]

Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve

by Pastor Hartley

I am the father of five tax exemptions. One evening, several years ago, I herded three of our five ‘standard deductions’ into the living room for a treasured bedtime ritual: read aloud time. On this particular night we would witness the final stages of a fierce battle in the land of Narnia. After trouncing an […]