Good morning, Family:
I greet you with love, joy, and peace in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Around the world, Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus.
Hopefully, your family reflected on the magnitude of what his birth truly meant. Even before God made the choice to become flesh, he had already made the decision to die for us. That is why we celebrate Christmas. Emmanuel, God with us. Redeemer, Savior, and Lord of All.
New International Version (NIV)
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
The Supremacy of the Son of God
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Go in joy and thanksgiving, while serving the Lord.
In Christ alone.
Rev. Marcia Davis