It is December folks. I always look forward to this season of gift giving. It is also a season that we are reminded that God, Emmanuel is with us. We are reminded every year of the true joy of the season is, more than the gifts we receive from one another, the gift of God’s love through Jesus Christ for each of us. The beginning of this year for some of us might have been greater than you expected, but for others, it might have been a real challenge. But whatever your situation may have been, God has been with you. This season comes around once a year to remind us of the ever-abiding presence of God with us. But the truth of the matter is, he abides with us daily. Let your heart find joy and strength in the power of his love for you and your family as we close this year and ready to welcome the New Year.