“…and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23b
He’s here, Emmanuel, God with us!! The One we’ve been waiting for, Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God. Not in a sleigh driven by reindeer but through natural birth by a virgin named Mary. God fulfilled His promise and now every year we celebrate the gift of Christ commemorating His birth.
Because of this great gift, God has offered us adoption into His family when we receive Him as our Lord. We now take on new parentage, new lineage and it is one that promises a gift that money cannot buy.
How grateful I am to be a part of the family of God and moreover to have so many sisters and brothers such as you who are reading this today. As we celebrate this Christmas I pray your heart is filled with love that transcends circumstance, kindness that always overflows for the needs of others, and desire everyday to be more and more like Christ.
Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with hope and promise.
God bless you all!!!