Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)
Another Christmas has come and gone...or has it? As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, we really just begin the Christmas Season. So as the stores put away the decorations and the radio stations stop playing Christmas music, we should not stop our celebration. We should rejoice and share the Great News as we look forward to Epiphany!
Please pray for those experiencing the sting of the world this Christmas Season. Please praise God for all of our blessings. Remember to come to Jesus in times of trouble and times of joy.
and Celebrate Christmas...to Epiphany...and BEYOND!
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25 (ESV)