The other day I wished you a Happy Holiday and gave you a summary of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Today, it is my joy to wish you a Merry Christmas to all my regular readers, regardless of your faith background! As a Christian pastor, I remind you the story of Christmas is that God has come near.

 ChristmasI love this scripture from John 1, “Because He was full of grace and truth, from him we all received one gift after another. The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth coma through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But God the only son is very close to the Father, and he has shown us what God is like.”

God became flesh and made His home among us in the baby born in Bethlehem. Let him be as human as he intended to be. Let him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let him in can he pull us out. Merry Christmas!

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