Christmas in Chaos

Brightly-lit trees, merry songs and glitzy packages seem like noisy intruders into a world whipped apart by hurricanes, crumbled by earthquakes, scorched by wildfires and wounded by mad shooters. How can we possibly celebrate a festive holiday amidst such loss?

There is only one answer: Christ.

I go back to the basics when my faith feels challenged. Genesis 1 and John 1 reveal the reason why all those hurting can celebrate Christmas. Jesus not only created the world, He died to offer us an eternal inheritance and an incomprehensible friendship.

Creation's grandeur puts life in perspective. Our...