from the Editors

Christmas is a time that is best felt in your heart. There are surely plenty of outward signs of this special time—festivities, lights, trees, gifts. Yet the inward signs are the ones that give Christmas genuine meaning.

God's message of His tender love for each of us, illustrated in the life of His Son, Christ Jesus, is something that touches the heart in a way that satisfies so much more deeply than any holiday celebration. John Greenleaf Whittier, a nineteenth-century poet, said it this way:

Keep while ye need it, brothers mine,
With honest zeal your Christmas sign,
But judge not him who every morn
Feels in his heart the Lord Christ born.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 170)

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Christmas presence
December 20, 1993

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