This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us." When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25)

My brothers and sisters, Jesus IS and will ALWAYS be the reason for Christmas. He's the best gift a man, woman, boy and girl can ever have for Christmas. Not only Christmas but every day of the year! We should never put a limit on Jesus.

He's more than just a one day of happiness. Jesus is every day of the year-round of happiness. That's if you get to know Him. I'm not telling anyone not to buy gifts for your loved ones, because you should. After all, it's the season for giving.

You know what? God gave us His Son Jesus on the day we call Christmas and what an all-around gift we got! In closing, tell someone about Jesus. Invite them to Church, not just for Christmas but year-round.

Let them know Jesus IS THE REASON we are alive today and celebrating Christmas. And I'm here to let you know, it's ALL about JESUS, Immanuel (God with us). I pray that everyone will get what they want for Christmas and remember if you don't, it's ok, IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS. Amen...

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