Commentary on the Gospel of
Happily, I'm able to find comfort in today's reading as we focus on Jesus' birth. The angel said "do not be afraid" and name him Emmanuel "which means 'God is with us.'" The story about the baby Jesus is wonderful story, but also knowing that Jesus, while not on this physical earth today, is still with us in spirit.
We try to remember the Holy Spirit is still guiding us as we raise our children, and especially enjoy the Christmas season – 'God is with us.'
O LORD AND RULER,
of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.