It's Christmas in Coleraine, but something's different! Fifteen years have gone by and Brooke's married with 4 kids, Timmy's in the Air Force, Michael is an accountant, and Haley's a missionary in Africa!
Then there's Justin
He and his wife Emily are a modern couple who have no place for faith in their lives. But when they're faced with the birth of their firstborn, a journey home takes on a whole new meaning.
It's a vision of Christmas future that reminds us why we look back to a night in a stable.
How about you
Have you or someone you know turned away from your faith? What do you think it might take to come back?
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Christmas has been called a time of miracles. That's because of the lengths God went to to bring us back to Himself. He became one of us and was born as a baby in a humble manger so we would know how much He loves us--that's a miracle! Some verses in Philippians chapter 2 explain this better. Talking about Jesus, the writer says,
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death."
It may be hard to see miracles in our modern lives, but remember that the first Christmas was a night of miracles. And as Jesus lived out his time here on earth, His miracles continued. And those miracles were for you. So that you could see how much God loves you and the lengths He's willing to go to bring you back to Him. When God seems distant, think about Christmas--when God came near, and remember
it was all for you!