Christmas is supposed to be a season of joyful anticipation. Unfortunately for many, itʼs a time of stressful expectations. Gift shopping, holiday parties, gingerbread houses, tree ornaments, house decorations, the perfect egg nog...Itʼs all just a reminder of what you feel throughout the rest of the year: Youʼll never measure up.
The incredible truth of Christmas that God became a man and made his dwelling among us often overshadows the fact that ordinary men and women played such a big part in this story. Take Joseph, for instance. He’s a regular young man and often overlooked and not appreciated for his part in God’s plan.
Emmanuel. “God With Us.” Have you ever taken time to ponder this incredible truth? God is with us. We don’t often think about what this meant for those in the Nativity story.