Stranger than Fiction

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities - truth isn't. (Mark Twain)

A virgin gives birth.

Christmas is stranger than fiction.

The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation. (Jim Packer)

Christmas is stranger than fiction.

... just when everything is bearing down on us to such an extent that we can scarcely withstand it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil and dark is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as righteousness and love. And He rules the world and our lives. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Christmas is stranger than fiction.

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those walking in distress ... the people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:1 & 2)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"He that has no charity deserves no mercy." ~ anon