Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Angels delivered God’s message of love as they watched over the Christ Child in the stable on the first Christmas long ago. Collected in the pages of this volume are sixty true accounts of people who have been touched by Christmas miracles—everyday people who have been brought tidings of comfort, protection, and joy by God’s messengers.
Here you will meet Del and Lois Lonnquist, who hear the comforting strains of a caroler outside their door but find no footprints in the snow when they look outside. You’ll read of a mysterious New York City bus driver who drives Kym Coleman straight to her sister’s home in Queens. And you’ll meet Laura Lee Adkins, who is overwhelmed by the generosity of Santa when he arrives at her family’s home on Christmas Day with a cupboard full of food.
As you read each of these stories of God’s love, you’ll be reminded of the ultimate message of Christmas: The Lord has come. His name is Emmanuel—God with Us. And he abides with us every hour of every day.