Part one of a three part series to begin the new year.
"The proverb has it that hunger is the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Christ tastes good to them. Hungry hearts appreciate Christ. Thirsty souls are what Christ wants. He invites them: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' Christ's benefits are so precious that He will dispense them only to those who need them and really desire them."(Martin Luther)
The carol says, "light and life to all he brings". Where does that phrase come from and what does it mean? Remembering the birth of Jesus is remembering that without Him we have only darkness and death.