With the craziness this time of year can bring into our lives what a beautiful pause arrives with a calm candlelight Christmas Eve service to contemplate that amazing day over 2000 years ago when Immanuel arrived in Bethlehem with the express purpose of just a few years later dying for our selfish ways. This is the real heart of joy and peace for the Season, but, also for our lives. I’ll look forward to seeing you there.
Think about these amazing words—“But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:20-23)