Whether you prefer Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, most of us love a good mystery. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes once said, 'The world is full of obvious things which nobody, by any chance, observes.' Many of us tragically go through life missing some of the most obvious things.
It is easy to miss the real joy of Christmas and Christianity itself because we view them too much like a mystery. Of course, we will never understand all the puzzles of life. And if we could explain everything about the infinite God, we would not be human, and God would not be God!
God is always going to be bigger than human comprehension. He is above all human logic, though He never violates it. Christmas is a time of joy, goodwill, and of delighting in the age-old story of Jesus. No birth story has ever surpassed the sheer wonder of Jesus being born in Bethlehem. But it is wrapped up in mystery?
Let us look at some of the paradoxes and wonders of the first Christmas time.
About the Author:
Roger was converted as a teenager and worked as a school teacher in West Yorkshire for over ten years. Since 1983 he has been an itinerant evangelist taking university and church missions in many parts of the UK and beyond. He also writes and distributes tracts and evangelical books. He has recently had published "And some evangelists'' describing the work of the evangelist. He is married to Dot and they have four children.