Friday, July 25, 2008

Merry Christmas (in July)!

Merry Christmas (in July)! It is a beautiful day – warm, sunny, and breezy. A nice day to celebrate the birth of our Savior. In many ways, much nicer than the snowy weather we may experience six months from now during our traditional celebration.

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us." We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth! John F. MacArthur, Jr.

We celebrated this occasion for the first time last summer while visiting friends in Michigan.

Today, our celebration – even though it is confined to the four of us - makes it a tradition.
We will read Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, rejoice at the gift that God has given us in Jesus Christ, enjoy a dinner of stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans, and even give our children a small gift to open.

So, may you all have a very merry Christmas (in July) and may the rest of your year be filled with the peace and joy found only in our Immanuel.


kwistanG said...

Thank you! =)

Emmanuel Family Blessings said...

Sorry for interrupting but do you know any expert counselor or family blessings lecturer? I think with all the troubles my family is experiencing, we badly need either of the two. Thanks.

Googleman said...

Pardon me for missing the point, but since I’ve just attended a few Covenant Marriage Seminars, I’m inclined to think more positively. My answer is neither yes nor no, but whichever is the most peaceful method.