In this season we celebrate the greatest of prophecies, fulfilled by the Prophet Isaiah in chapter 7 verse 14, that Jesus would be born of a virgin in Bethlehem. This was foretold approximately 700 years before the birth of Jesus.

As we celebrate the fulfillment of the great promise of our Messiah, we sing carols of rejoice and songs of salvation. The holiday favorite "O Come All Ye Faithful" declares "Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing." We sing, but do we hear or think of what those wonderful words we sing mean?

The Bible is known as "the Word" of believers. We have the reiteration of this truth in verse 14 in the Book of John, chapter 1, which divinely declares that "the word was made flesh and dwelt among us and beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth."

The Bible is God's love letter to humanity. The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise. Believe it to be safe. Practice it to be holy. It contains the light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

JEANNE BRODSKY

Dracut