As you hear the Christmas story of Jesus, ponder of what Luke the Gospel writer, also a physician by profession, writes about His birth.

Luke 1:31 (King James Version) And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.

Luke 2:21b (King James Version) Jesus, Which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Luke 1:35b (King James Version) The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore, also that holy Thing Which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son Of God.

As all humans are conceived in the fallopian tubes in pregnancy, our Savior was conceived in the womb by the Holy Spirit.

For a beautiful understanding of Christmas, set some time in prayer daily by yourself and thank the Lord for all your blessings that you have and also to give you the peace to understand what’s happening in your world and in the world today. If you are uncomfortable about prayer or have questions about the power of prayer, talk to your pastor or a Bible-believing Christian who can share the gift with you.

I would at his time like to thank the all the medical teams for the blessing of five years since the cancer. I also thank them as they continue to monitor my condition. I have been blessed to see my two grandchildren, build a house for my son, gardening, fishing and hopefully traveling. I am enjoying the best of what this world has to offer until my Savior calls me home to be with him.

About the Author

Jack Henning was born and raised in Milwaukee. Like many youths in the 1960s, he had a paper route and worked part-time while in high school. He has worked in sales for Sears, Bear Automotive and Prudential Insurance Co., and worked with the Milwaukee County Transit System in the distribution of parts. He is currently self-employed and does commercial locksmithing and small engine repair. He has been married for 33 years and has two sons. He had been in good to excellent health until the summer of 2014 when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer that involved other organs. He is working on getting his health and lifestyle back to where it was.