Christmas is just around the corner. It is easy to get caught up in the worldly things that surround Christmas. But we need to stop and remember that Christmas is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The song “O Come O Come Emmanuel” is by Matt Maher. As you listen to this song of praise to God for sending Jesus to be the JOY and HOPE for our salvation, thank Him in your heart for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Messiah.
The Birth of Jesus the Messiah
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born.
His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph.
But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin,
she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man
and did not want to disgrace her publicly,
so he decided to break the engagement quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.
“Joseph, son of David,” the angel said,
“do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.
For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,
for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,
which means ‘God is with us.’”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did as
the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.
25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born.
And Joseph named him Jesus.