Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Story of Hope, Love and Forgiveness for All Times ; the Story of Jesus Birth, Death and Resurrection Is Heartening to All

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Story of Hope, Love and Forgiveness for All Times ; the Story of Jesus Birth, Death and Resurrection Is Heartening to All

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West Virginians, and people of a Christian background everywhere, are so familiar with the story of Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus that we may forget what a strange and compelling story it is. Jesus was born during the time of King Herod the Great of Judea and Quirinius, Roman Provincial Governor of Syria. God is said to have come to Earth in the form of an innocent newborn to grow and live like everyone else, experiencing the joys, sadness and dangers of life as other humans do.

Worried about the prophecies about Jesus, Herod orders the deaths of every male infant near Jesus age. Obviously not everyone was welcoming to the infant born under a bright star.

Still, Jesus takes a consistently nonviolent path throughout his life, culminating in his crucifixion 33 years later. The resurrection accounts show that, ultimately, God honors Jesus peaceful approach toward humanity. …

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