I hope, for those of you who celebrate this joyous day, that you will have a wonderful-blessed-and-beautiful holiday!
As I have my own celebration to attend in a few minutes, I will keep this post short and to the point.
Jesus Christ is the true reason for this special season. A writer by the name of Hamilton Wright Mabie once said, "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." Agreed! It is beautiful to me that once-a-year, people take time to reflect on the goodness in the world. Yes, we live in a sin-stricken planet and face many trials, tragedies and issues but in the midst of it all, God is here. He's never left our side. He will provide in our time of need and be there for us eternally. And despite the damage the consequences of sin have done to this world, there is still beauty to be found and celebrated.
I would like to share two media messages with you today--one in song and one in the direct link to my Growing Up column for this December:
"God With Us" - http://www.cqbiblestudy.org/article.php?id=304
"The Promise" (song by Michael W. Smith):
"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us." -- Matthew 1:23 (New International Version).
God bless you! :)