At a Billy Graham team meeting at which I spoke late last month I learned that Mr. Graham will speak to America via television on New Year’s Eve. Since a national hook-up was not available the message will be broadcast at different hours in various parts of the country.

Churches that hold watch-night services might consider bringing in a large TV set for the Graham telecast. He has a powerful and needed message at a critical point in world history. I hope all our readers will be sure to hear him on December 31.

In this issue I commend to your attention the article on “Comets in the Bible,” a subject that may have important implications in the days ahead. And feast your hearts on Tom Howard’s perceptive thoughts on the need for mountain-top moments, for experiences in which we scale the heights that then lead to the valleys.

The people in the Old Testament looked forward to the Incarnation, and we look back on it. But we look forward to the second coming of the Lord. At this Christmas season I send you greetings from the CHRISTIANITY TODAY staff, and our word to you is this: Jesus came; he is coming!

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