In this special season, we join with you in celebrating divinity being wrapped in humanity, and the unimaginable becoming believable. How grateful we are for those little hands that stretched from a cradle in Bethlehem to grasp a cross on Golgotha and purchase our salvation.
We often view the Messiah within a framework of biblical settings and religious terminology, failing to see the relational and practical side of His life. He was a toddler who spilled His milk at breakfast then later fell and scraped His knees while playing with His friends on the dirt roads of Nazareth. He was also an adolescent, who caused His parents to panic because He lingered too long in the temple after Passover. I can imagine Him as a teenager, who likely chased after little lambs in the open fields with His brother James.
Yet, He was also the God of the universe who became Immanuel—the One who bore our pain and endured our shame as the Roman whip slashed His back and spikes pierced His hands and feet. Thankfully, He is now the risen and ascended Savior at the Father’s right hand.
He is ever interceding for us as we encounter the joys and challenges of day-to-day life and ministry. As 2022 emerges on the horizon, we celebrate Christ's faithfulness to anoint and empower our PCCNA leaders to continue "demonstrating unity in the power of the Spirit."