What a wonderful season of year Christmas is as we gather together to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The hope, love, joy and peace that is offered through Jesus is at times in-explainable as we think about what the birth of Jesus really means. Emmanuel: God with us is what the Bible proclaims Jesus was and is. What an awesome thing to know. How about the proclamation that Jesus came to the is world, lived in this world, died on a cross and resurrected out of the grave to save sinners like you and me? The hope of salvation, the love of God through Jesus our Emmanuel (God with us), the joy that we can have through Jesus even in the most difficult times and the peace that we can have through Him in the volatile and uncertain world we live in. What an awesome God and Savior we can have access to through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and the promise of hope, love, joy and peace that comes along with that relationship. My hope and prayer this Christmas season is that Jesus truly will be the focal point of all that we do and celebrate.