Christmas Stories by Max Lucado is a beautiful book to read during Advent. It contains stories, biblical excerpts and thoughts from the author.
The stories include The Christmas Candle. There are stories about the first Christmas from various points of view including Joseph and Gabriel.
We also hear of Lucifer’s attempts to thwart the birth.
The excerpts are from many of Max Lucado’s other books.
As we draw near to Christmas and the birth of a baby, we need to remember that Jesus was born to die. As He emerged from the womb, He had His eyes on the cross.
The whole book is very beautiful. The love of God for His children shines clearly throughout. It is a book to be savored and treasured.
I will leave you with my favourite quote:
“Baby Jesus was born to be crucified. He came not just for Bethlehem but for Calvary.”