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Immanuel (God With Us), Merry Christmas

Greetings and blessing to all of you. Today is Christmas Eve…. tomorrow is the day chosen to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Today we will reflect on what this day mean for us. When I think of what happened when God came in the flesh I am overwhelmed. Isaiah 9:6 is a favorite of mine,”

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

The Son of Man began life like us as a human. He identifies with us experiencing every temptation common to humanity, but He never sinned. In Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are yet without sin.” In His death on the cross, I think about how He felt the weight of sin as He took ours (past, present and future) upon Himself and my response. I think of the passage in Hebrews 5:12-14 “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to be righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil”

Saints, God loves us.“ for it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him…. …”Col. 1:19-20 I know that it is difficult to fully understand that God was being born into the world. Our finite minds cannot fully comprehend that God became man (a poor man), entered into this world, be rejected by man, and then killed by man. Without forsaking His divine nature or His deity God came into the world as a baby. Today we celebrate that. We live in the supernatural…the non- believers live in the natural. Now that we are born-again we know Jesus is the Son of God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 1:1. SELAH.

With Much Grace,

Commitment, Priority, and Giving

Pastor Alvin L. Currie

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