To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:11 NRSV)

I remember reading about a man in New England in 1938 who went into a store and bought a new barometer, which he took home and proudly placed in his study window. When it was hung he consulted it anxiously to see what the weather would be like that day. Lo and behold the barometer said "hurricane." Here he was in New England and the idea of a hurricane seemed absurd to him. So he grabbed that barometer in a huff and rushed back down to the store to return it. The store clerk asked, "What's the matter?" He said, "Here I've traveled all this way to this store to buy this barometer and it's reading hurricane."

The store owner said, "Oh, I'll happily refund your money."

He got his money back and started the long journey home. By the time he got home, his house had blown away because of the hurricane that hit New England in 1938.

Just like this man who was looking for a sign, people are always looking for signs concerning Christ's return. We do not know when our time will come, but we do live in anticipation that God will fulfill God's promises of giving us eternal salvation.


Dear God, I celebrate today your promise of a savior in Jesus Christ In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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