Time of Joy
Once again we observe the celebration of Jesus Christ being born to us as man. We hear the name Emmanuel and often fail to know that its meaning is, “God is amongst us.”
What is so hard to imagine are the many evils that confronted our Lord and Savior that He overcame with grace and understanding. He was sought after, as a male child, by Herod’s forces. Their intent was to slay Him thereby stopping any challenge to Herod’s area of rule. As a babe in arms He was taken to the safety of Egypt where He spent the initial years of His life.