|Taken at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA|
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Our Christmas Wish For You
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
~ Matthew 1:23, NKJV ~
On this holy eve, our prayer, our wish for you is that no matter where you find yourself -- in a hospital, struggling with autism meltdowns, or managing minute-by-minute with family -- that you would sense the awe and wonder of God with YOU. Christmas, friend, isn't in all of the worldly celebrating, pressures, and traditions. It is in the amazing intimacy and profundity of a Maker that loves you so much that He was willing to wrap himself in flesh and come into this world in the most humble of conditions.
He knows your challenges because He endured them too. He knows your pain because He felt it too. He knows isolation, poverty, the pressure of expectations, and rejection. The celebration of Christmas is a chance to sigh with deep contentment because God cares enough to come sit close with you no matter where you are at in this space in time.
Be encouraged, friend. Merry Christmas!
~ Barb Dittrich & Your Friends at Snappin' Ministries