His name will be Emanuel! God with us !
God sent Jesus to connect with us. To identify with us, so that we could never say God you don’t understand what its like for us who live here on earth. He knows He always knew but he wanted us to know he wants us to connect with Him.
May God’s Love be poured out on you so lavishly this Christmas that it spills generously over all those who are around you. As you intentionally expect Gods blessing take time to share your child’s favorite pastime, engage in your wife’s favorite hobby, meet with your friend for a beverage, bless someone with more than a gift that is wrapped. You are God’s Gift to those around you when you live a life expectant of Gods guidance he will lead you to people who need to experience the expression He is in you. Express however he leads Sing,Dance, create, love, touch, hold, help, listen, teach.
And if this Christmas finds you feeling Exhausted, drained blah out of energy. Choose to rest, resist religious activity and traditions, be brave and reach out to a trusted friend and ask for help, for it may be His chance to be the expression of Christmas to you, and He’d be all the poorer for you not having asked.
If Christmas has survived this many years I can only assume God intended it. And from what I know of God He would love that you enjoyed the Fullness of life He intended it to be.
So Go out there and be the cheer, Be the love and be All God made you to be His Great gift to this world