The seasons come and go so quickly that Christmastime is already upon us. This time of the year should bring out the childlike qualities in all of us; from the stringing of the Christmas lights on our homes, the trimming of our trees, tasting Christmas cookies and of course, the shopping with great secrecy. If we are honest with ourselves we all cherish this holiday for all the festive decorations and beautifully wrapped presents which seems to trigger emotions of excitement and joy. Yet every Christmastime, Christians contend with all the commercialism and the political correctness of what the season is, but the scriptural message remains the same-
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
We read the stories of Christmas in the gospels of Matthew and Luke and believe that, “This is Christmas”, the true story of Jesus’ birth. Let’s celebrate the season with childlike faith embracing the true story of Christmas that should turn our hearts to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Lord bless you and your family during Christmastime.
Unto you is born this day…a Savior!
Rev. Ben Refuerzo
FAFB/IAFB General Superintendent