“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (Matthew 1:23)
It could a little too overwhelming when you sit down and reflect what we really celebrate during Christmas. And essentially, it can be summarised in this very word, “Immanuel”.
It’s about God coming here to be with us, to dwell among us.
That the King of kings, the Lord of all lords would come to live with us so we could live with Him.
That the almighty God, the giver of all things would come to be so close, so near, so personal with us.
That Heaven’s most precious Son would come to reconcile us to the God Most High, ransom us, and bring us back to life.
There aren’t enough words and expressions we can use to convey the weight of these truths. And that the best thing to do in this season is to be thankful, to celebrate the goodness and the graces we have experienced, and we continue to receive.
Our King is with us, our Saviour is with us. He loves us and is always for us. He fights for us and He justifies us. He is always near.
Wishing you all a merry and glorious Christmas! And here’s to wishing you a successful year ahead!