We’re all familiar with the Christmas stories in the biblical Gospels. We know well Matthew’s story that focuses on Joseph and the visit of the Magi. And we love Luke’s narrative with Mary, a manger, and the shepherds. But there is another Christmas story in the Gospels, one that gets much less attention. Yet this neglected Christmas story reveals the core of Christmas truth in a stunning way.
If you’d like to learn more about the neglected Christmas story, please check out my article for the Patheos Preachers Portal: “Preaching the Neglected Christmas Story.” Although I wrote this piece primarily for preachers, it has plenty to say to all of us.