For the season of Advent, we wait for Christmas day. While we wait, we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. More than just his birth, this is a time to celebrate his anticipated coming.
A Christmas Story
As we celebrate the holiday of Christmas this year, I wanted to write about a few things I have been thinking about pertaining to Jesus and the story of Christmas.
One of my favorite names Jesus is called by is the name, “Emmanuel” and it means “God with us”. I find no greater hope, encouragement, and joy than in the name Emmanuel. This name literally means that God is among us and He is dwelling among us. Though this is also an old name.
The Celebration of Christmas
Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays. With all the family, gifts, and food that is around this time of year, how could it not be? It is easy to forget the real reason for the season. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas day and as I have read over and…