Christmas is the season of joy. It is joyful because we are reminded that God, in Christ, came to do what we could not do for ourselves: save us from our sins and make the world right again.
To accomplish this, two thousand years ago God took an unprecedented and astonishing action. In great humility and love, the Creator entered the pain and suffering of His creation. He became one of us so that we could share in His life. The baby born in Bethlehem is the eternal Word made flesh. He is Emmanuel – God with us.
Jesus still enters into a world of suffering and need. He is the light in the darkness. He comes with a message of freedom from sin and oppression. He comes with a mission to bring healing, wholeness, and love into places of devastation, brokenness, and hatred. “His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
It is our prayer that every Nazarene will experience and extend Christmas joy in this sacred season.
“Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King.”
Board of General Superintendents
Jerry D. Porter
J. K. Warrick
Eugénio R. Duarte
David W. Graves
David A. Busic
Gustavo A. Crocker
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