"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen




God with us.

Jesus in the flesh.

A baby God in a feeding trough.

A young teenage girl nursing the Great I Am.

Angels exclaiming the biggest birth announcement ever to the lowliest of men.

Maji, and their caravans, bearing gifts to a Child and His poor parents.

The God-Man learning to read and write from mere mortals.

A carpenter's (supposed) son raising people from the dead.

A sinless Man taking our sins upon Him.

God incarnate dying on the cross.

His resurrection conquering sin.

His children dying to sin.

His Body glorifying Him.

His Spirit indwelling.


God with, and within, us.
Merry Christmas

Emmanuel, God With Us Postcard Pictures, Images and Photos

Heavenly Father, thank You for becoming flesh, living a humble and perfect life, dying for our sins, and rising again so we can be Your children. Help us to remember, as we give gifts to others, the greatest gift You have offered to us: not just God with us, but God within us. In the name of our Risen Savior I pray. Amen.

Thanks for reading my thoughts on "The Celebration of Christ's Birth." Don't forget to stop by The Internet Cafe' to see others' thoughts on this topic. Praying that your Christmas is a blessed and Christ-filled one.


  1. "a young teenage girl nursing the "Great I Am" is such an amazing thought/statement. This is a wonderful Christmas message, Joanne! Thanks!

  2. What an awesome time of year this is. Thank you for these thoughts, Jo! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  3. God with us... a beautiful, wonderful thought!

    I like this "poem" , JO!

    Love you,

  4. Beautiful!! All the thoughts of Jesus being raised as God in the flesh--and then His ultimate sacrifice for us!!


    Thank you, God, for loving us so much that you sent YOUR SON to us so that we may see You for WHO YOU ARE, learn to live and love as You do--the GREAT I AM!!



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