This week we light the final Advent Candle—the Candle of Love! Today I spoke with the children about the importance of names. As our Bible tells us, when the angel appeared to Mary, and later to Joseph, he told them what to name their baby boy—“Jesus”—who would also be called “Emmanuel.” These names are significant, for Jesus means “the Lord saves” and Emmanuel means “God-with-us.” Indeed, Jesus was God in flesh and bone, come to be with us, to live among us, as one of us, to save us.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, may we celebrate God’s Love shown to us through the best gift of all—Jesus, Emmanuel—God with us now and always. Amen.
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