"Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." -Ephesians 5:14-17
Saturday, December 24, 2016
God With Us (Emmanuel)
GOD IS WITH US
The God of creation, of all things visible and invisible, and through whom all things came into being, is here. Not in some symbolic, ethereal way, but real, 100% in the flesh, pouring all of his divinity into all of our humanity. Since we were (and still are) powerless to fix our own broken, pitiful state, he has come as one of us (not likeone of us...as one of us) to fix it himself for eternity and to offer us our share in the work in time.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
Upon those who lived in a land of gloom
a light has shone.
You have brought them abundant joy
and great rejoicing;
They rejoice before you as people rejoice at harvest,