God With Us
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).– Matthew 1:22-23, NIV
For four weeks we have been in the season of Advent. Advent is all about waiting, anticipating, hoping, and pacing in expectation of Christ’s coming into the world. It marks five themes, including the Christ Candle that is lit today. Themes of joy, peace, love, and hope were observed. Today we observe that Christ came into this dark world to be “with us”.
God of the universe came to this dark world to bring a shimmer of light. This world is dark because of our own nature and own desires. It is not what God intended for us. As we look around this woIn Jesus coming into the world we see a light, a sense of hope that was not there before.