Emmanuel, “God with us” reveals our Lord’s gift to us. At the soul of this season is a precious gift. In a few days, all of us will no doubt be someplace with folks who love us, and in whose presence, we feel love, to unwrap a gift or two… maybe more. We give and receive gifts in this season for many reasons, not the least of which is the gift we celebrate in this child born of the woman in Bethlehem.
“God with us” goes beyond announcing an event that took place some 2,000 years ago. “God with us” defines all our carefully worded creeds and honored traditions because of the gift of Jesus. He is why we celebrate this season. He is the heartbeat of all our music and memory, liturgy and celebration. So live knowing the gift who is our Lord is God’s presence and love among us in grace. Such is the Christmas miracle… God with us!
- Deacon Robert