Meditations for Christmastime


Christmastime often brings a thoughfulness with it – a meditative sense as we have a few moments of quiet here and there, and perhaps some extra "time off" to just think. Here are just a few brief quotes to reflect on as you may have a few extra moments to yourself this Christmas. 


"You have a traitor there, Aslan," said the Witch. Everyone present knew that she meant Edmund. But Edmund had gotten past thinking about himself. He just went on looking at Aslan.” – C. S. Lewis


"One of the great uses of Twitter and texting and Facebook and YouTube will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness in our day was not from lack of time.” – John Piper


"Always respond to every impulse to pray.” – Martyn-Lloyd Jones


"Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” – C.S. Lewis


"Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace" – Jerry Bridges


"The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. Not needing to connect things with myself... True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self forgetfulness.” – Tim Keller


“It is not my good frame of heart that makes my righteousness better, nor yet my bad frame that makes my righteousness worse; for my righteousness is Jesus Christ himself” – John Bunyan


"Don't believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word." – Jerry Bridges