In a remarkable act of love, God wanted to be with us so much, He came to planet earth. And so they called the baby Immanuel, meaning God with us. Now every December we gladly celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.
The American Christmas with hot chocolate, caroling, tinseled tree, presents, and banquet is a lovely tradition for the fortunate; but, for some Christmas will not be merry and bright.
And yet, if we read our Bibles carefully, we conclude God loves the prisoner, the hospitalized, those who have to work during the holidays, those who serve overseas, those in nursing homes, those who have lost loved ones, the lonely, the poor, the orphan, and the broken-hearted.
This Christmastime will you extend the love of God to the less fortunate with a kind word, prayer, gift, or act of kindness?
Remember: God wants to be with all of us, not just some of us.