“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)
Matthew 1:23 (NIV)
Sometimes I think my middle name should have been Christmas. I love everything about the season. I love the lights…the decorations…the carols…the gatherings…and finding the perfect gift for a loved one! All of these bring an anticipatory excitement of the special holiday we’re about to celebrate.
The true reason we celebrate Christmas does not bring excitement though. It brings a silent joy as we honor the birth of the one who came to show us all how to love and honor our father in heaven. As Christians we believe Christ was crucified and rose again to open the gates of heaven for us. If we do as God asks us to do, we will spend our eternity with Him.
I adore all the classic Christmas carols. A few years ago a new carol appeared on the scene…”Mary Did You know”.
It speaks to Jesus’ mother about all the wondrous things He would do to save all people from a life of selfishness and evil. Listen to a video of this special song.
LISTEN HERE: https://youtu.be/U73OIKkJ0DI
The opening scripture verse tells us that Mary would give birth to a son and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)
God is with us as we live our lives in this frequently broken world. Even in troubling times, we can close our eyes and feel Him in our heart. In another blog I shared a prayer I pray every morning that ends with…
“Show me what it is You want me to do, and I will do it.”
Let us trust that our Father in heaven will direct our hearts to act and think in a way that pleases Him.
May God be with us all as we celebrate this holy season!
We celebrate the birth of Your son this week. No matter what is happening in our lives…let us pause to reflect on the promise that we celebrate this Christmas time.
Thank You for loving us enough to send Your only son to die for us so that we could spend eternity with You.
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