This is the good news of Christmas. He who stands by you and helps you is alive and present! It is he who was born that Christmas Day! Open your eyes, open your ears, open your heart! You may truly see, hear, and experience that he is here, and stands by you as no one else can do!
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Source Notes: "He Stands By Us," sermon before Christmas Communion service, 1958, in Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History, ed. William Safire (1992).
Karl Barth (May 10, 1886 December 10, 1968) (pronounced Bart) was the most influential Reformed Christian theologian since John Calvin. Pope Pius XII described him as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas. He was also a pastor and one of the leading thinkers in the neo-orthodox movement.
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