We may think that God is absent from our lives, especially when things seem hopeless or don’t turn out the way we want. But, whether we realize it or not, God listens.
What does Abraham’s experience of God’s covenant mean for us in our day and time?
We humans will always have some difficulty trying to put our experiences with God into mere words. Emmanuel is a name in which God commits himself to be our constant companion…forever; to be with us…always.
In the barren wasteland of “busy-ness” and commercialism, we are invited to hear that voice that calls us to set aside those things that whither, and fade.
The Advent and Christmas seasons highlight the significance of family and friends in our lives. There’s no doubt that the gift of family is one of God’s greatest gifts.
The word “manger”, comes from the French word meaning to eat. So more specifically, Jesus was born in a feeding trough for animals.