Are you ready for Christmas? This month people all over the world will celebrate Christmas. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, many will still show their amazing displays of lights and trees and there will be shopping, shopping and more shopping. Festive sounds, beautifully wrapped presents and tasty treats will be plentiful. Busy airports, busy train stations and busy bus terminals will be filled with travelers trying to reach their destinations…just so that they can be with their loved ones for Christmas…..to enjoy the presence of one another.
It is so easy to get lost in the wrong kind of presents and become so consumed that we forget what Christmas is really all about. We forget that the greatest present is “Immanuel”-God with us.
Jesus has given us the gift of His presence. He is the Wonderful Counselor who gifts us with the Spirit of truth, that teaches, leads and guides us. He is the Mighty God who offers us access to His power and strength. He is the Everlasting Father providing us the gift of eternal life in Him. And lastly, He is the Prince of Peace who gives us the gift of peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Are you ready to receive the perfect gift, the most important gift of all, the gift of Immanuel, God with us? I challenge you to focus on the presence of Jesus and discover what it means to have Christmas all year long.