by: Jesse Renaud (Carll's Corner Community Fellowship)
Christmas is a time that most look forward to. Jesus, family, presents, snow. There are many wonderful things about this season. All too often though, we look forward to it for incomplete, if not wrong, reasons. Even we Christians, in our remembering the significance of this time of year, often take a very shallow look at the event we are celebrating. The enormous depth of the birth of Christ, the Incarnation, Emmanuel-God With Us, is staggering and should capture us year-round! As we approach this Christmas, take the time to meditate on all that the holiday points us to, as we remember His first Advent and anticipate His return, the second Advent.
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Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee.
Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art;
Dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.