Day: December 21, 2021

News Of The Day – December 21st


Wreaths Across America Accused Of Desecrating Graves

Wanting honor and give back to veterans, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the first wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia by the group “Wreaths Across America”. Yet proving no good deed goes unpunished, Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the nonprofit “Military Religious Freedom Foundation,” said the group  is guilty of “carpet-bombing” the country’s 155 national cemeteries with “Christian gang signs.” Adding, placing a wreath on a headstone without getting permission from the veteran’s surviving family members is a desecration of the grave. Read more about the controversy here.

 

New Possible Covid-19 Microchip Brings Fear Of The Mark of The Beast

Many Christians believe we are living in the last days. And a new microchip is adding fuel to the fire. An increasing number of Swedes are having a COVID-19 passport microchip implanted under the skin in the arm or hand, leading to speculations among some Christians that this could be the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy about the mark of the beast. The microchip the size of a grain of rice, can be implanted as a COVID-19 passport and used to store other data, all of which can then be accessed by a device, such as a smartphone, that uses the near-field communication protocol. The mark of the beast can be found in Revelation 13:15-17. Read more about the microchip here. 

 

Singer Mariah Carey says The Virgin Mary Is The Real Queen Of Christmas

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ has been called the iconic holiday song, leading many to label the American singer the queen of Christmas. But this Queen doesn’t want the crown. Carey doesn’t think of herself as the “Queen of Christmas” and believed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, was more deserving of the title. Saying, “Can I just say that I did not create the title or the moniker ‘Queen of Christmas’. Okay I did not do that. That was other people, and I just want to humbly say that I don’t consider myself that.” Read more of her comments here.

 

Houston Church Records Over 1,100 Professions Of Faith

A church in Houston, Texas, recently saw over 1,100 people make professions of faith during its annual Christmas show. According to Faithwire, attendees of Champion Forest Baptist Church’s annual Christmas Spectacular show were treated to a time of music, lights and performances between December 8-12. At the end of each show, the church’s lead pastor, Jarrett Stephens, shared the gospel and asked people if they could hold up their flashlights on their cellphones if they would like to surrender their lives to Christ. According to the church, 1,114 people shone their lights. Read more about the event here. 

 

 

 

 

December 21st – Isaiah 49:1-7

Isaiah 49:1-7

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” (Helen Keller) Long before the birth of Christ, Isaiah prophesied about a light. A glorious light which would come to brighten a darkened world. And that light is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Holy Redeemer of Israel, Jesus came as the light of God to show the way to the lost. But being a beacon of hope and truth isn’t reserved for Christ alone. For God calls us to do the same. Like the great Christmas star that shone the way to the Savior, we too are to light the way for others to find Jesus. To share the Good News of not only the birth of Christ, but also His glorious death and resurrection. And to shine for Jesus as brightly as the glory of God shown on a lowly manger where our our Redeemer first laid.