Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the Word made Flesh, God with us, Emmanuel. We not only celebrate the historical birth of Christ but the ongoing incarnation, the dwelling of the living God among us. May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ extend over your holiday celebrations!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)