And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived
God chooses to save everyone, regardless of race, status, abilities or disabilities. That is clear in the original Christmas story. It should also be clear in our celebration of Christmas.
Jesus is the long-anticipated gift but also the unlooked-for gift.
“He Is Born, the Holy Child” – or in the original French “Il est né, le divin Enfant” – is a popular Christmas carol that captures the longing people felt for thousands of years.
You may be sad this Christmas season, or know someone who is. I pray you will be comforted that because of Christ and for his faithful ones, death is temporary and life is eternal.
The light of the stars and the light of the angels are reflections of the true light in the world that was just born.