Dec. 15, 2011
Emmanuel (right-click on the file for download)
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7 (HCSB)
Each Thanksgiving morning many families gather around their TV’s to view the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving parade. The last float and one of the biggest part of the parade is the arrival of the man himself…Santa Claus! Most broadcaster typically say the same thing at Santa’s arrival…”Well with Santa’s arrival it is time to Herald in the Holiday season!”
Well if Santa’s arrival is the time we Herald in the Holiday season, then Christmas day must be the time we Herald in the arrival of “The King!”
10 days from now the same families that gathered a month ago for Thanksgiving will now gather for Christmas! Not only will we all gather for Christmas but we will also have the opportunity to gather for Worship! This Christmas Day take time to Worship the baby in the manager as well as the best gift we could ever receive…Emmanuel! God with us!