Emmanuel: God With Us — Bonni-Belle Pickard
A young and pregnant unwed mother and her partner, forced to walk a long distance by the political authorities, homeless when the baby was born, seeking refuge in a foreign country when direct terror threats, mass killings and political unrest hit their home country — the world hasn't really changed much in the 2000 years!
But the Good News remains — God came to us in Jesus, born into a very troubled world full of difficult situations, acquainted with grief and tragedy, but never giving up on hope, on love, on joy, on peace. So God comes to us in our troubled and difficult world and invites us to walk in his way of solidarity with those who are struggling, and by so doing to point him out to others.
God With Us — Emmanuel! Not just so that we can feel warm and cosy, but so that we share God's love with all who struggle.
So be it with us this Christmas!