The Dilemma of Belief

Christmas is a magical time of year;

 

 
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kids are especially caught up in the magic. For most adults the magic is gone, childhood dreams are shattered, and we become skeptics about most everything. When we read the Christmas story in Luke and try to think about stars, virgin births, and angelic announcements, it is easy to brush it all aside as too good to be true, just another childhood dream. Can one simple phrase, “she wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,” challenge us to believe again, or deeper, to make room for the possibilities of Christmas once again.