Randy Alcorn's Blog: christmas

Good News of Great Joy: Listen to the Christmas Story from Luke 2

Recently I was filmed reading from Luke 2:1–21 for a video for our home church, Good Shepherd Community Church. I was joined by my wife Nanci and our Golden Retriever, Maggie (who as you’ll see, to our surprise, was very well behaved!).

A Flash Mob with an Original and Beautiful Arrangement

The “flash mob” in the video in this blog is distinctive and features an original arrangement of “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” and “Joy to the World.” This is doubly special to us because “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” was the processional to which Nanci came up the aisle at our wedding on May 31, 1975.

Light Has Dawned: Reflections at Christmastime on the Light of Jesus

The people Jesus spoke to lived without streetlights. If they didn’t have a lamp and a means to light it, they groped in darkness, vulnerable to assailants. They understood what it meant when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

His Sovereign Work in Sending the Light

Read Luke 1 and 2, and marvel at the sovereign work of our Father, sending His Son, our Savior, into this world. He did it for us, to be our Redeemer.