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Am I a cynic when it comes to miracles? Definitely not! And it was in reading Eugene Peterson’s devotional last week that got me thinking. His definition and insight into the gift of miracles is what resonates deeply with me and what I have witnessed all my life.
It’s true that Jesus most probably was not born in December. Most scholars would suggest that He was born in the spring as opposed to the middle of winter. And, yes, perhaps the 25th of December is a pagan festival day.
Obviously, November is “Notification of increases” month. A kind of Christmas gift, letting you know that “if you struggled in 2019, get ready baby, we are increasing our fees in 2020 even though most of you won’t be getting a raise!”
Over the last couple of weeks, I have received 2 SMS’s from the 2 banks I do business with. This year these messages got me thinking more than usual. Do I just “suck it up” and accept these increases?