Behind day 22's door you find a cross. This is a reminder of why Jesus came. He did not come to give us an excuse for another holiday. He did not come to boost the economy.
He came to die.
That is not an easy thought. Babies generate all kinds of positive thoughts except during labor and delivery. They are cute and cuddly. Sometimes they are planned. Sometimes they are a surprise. In this case the due date was established at the beginning of time and committed to in the Garden when Adam and Eve sinned.
I remind you the words of the angel to Joseph.
(Mat 1:21 KJV) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.While Emanuel means “God with us”, Jesus means savior. A savior assumes someone needs to be saved. Where there is a need, God provides and in this case the only provision worthy was His Son.
We are just days away from the celebration. I trust that you will celebrate the promise by knowing it has been fulfilled in your life.
homo unius libri