Contributed by Clair Sauer on Dec 16, 2014
This world is full of darkness and sadness, which is why we need Christmas. As Zechariah proclaims, Christmas is when God's light breaks into the world in Jesus Christ and sets the stage for a whole new world.
You know, it’s been kind of a tough week, hasn’t it? Monday morning, the big news around the globe was a massive hostage situation in a coffee shop in Australia. By Monday evening, we were getting word that a man in Pennsylvania had shot and killed five people and was on the run.