Something to be remembered

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Christmas is a time for remembering.  We remember a young virgin, hardly more than a child, who abandoned herself to the Lord to bear His Son before she was even married.  We remember her young fiancée who obediently married her, even though he could hardly understand what was going on.  We remember the Child born in a stable.  We remember the angels visiting shepherds in the field.  All of these images flood our hearts and minds with cherished memories.  I would like to propose one more very important thing that needs to be remembered at Christmas time.

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Who is this Child?

At the Advent season, there is a question that presents itself and demands an answer.  It is a question that must be answered by every age and generation.  The question is this:  “Who is this Child?”  Who is this Child whose birth gave rise to a holiday that is celebrated all over the world?  Who is this Child that has sparked so much controversy and debate?  Who is this Child that some faithfully adhere to and others despise?  We don’t have to go far to find the answer.

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