The Real Reason for the Season
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6
The Christmas season can be full of joy and happiness, but it can also be melancholy and stressful. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, and celebrations to plan. It is easy to get so caught up in our feelings and to-do lists that we forget the reason for the celebration, the gift of Immanuel. As we enter into the final week of the Christmas season, Pastor Daniel has shared a Christmas message.
From Pastor Daniel:
Christmas! Christmas!! The greatest event in all history. The ultimate aim of our redemption is to be delivered from satan’s kingdom. Immanuel: God with us. God comes to us as people and lived in our world rather than having us try the impossible of going to Him. Jesus did not take us out of the turmoil and pain, but rather walks with us as we live life. It is a mistake to think of salvation as an escape from the world instead of an engagement with the world. Jesus was the king of kings, but he never lived as king in this life, but as a servant. We are kings and priests but we must be as humble, simple and submitted to his leadership. Merry Christmas!
From The Raining Season to you and your family, we wish God’s peace and joy this Christmas and best wishes in the New Year. May your heart be filled with the love and joy of Christmas all year round! Thank you for partnering with us in 2019. We will be taking a short holiday break from our weekly emails through the end of 2019. We are looking forward to continuing our mission with you in 2020!
The Raining Season