He who forms the mountains,
creates the wind,
and reveals his thoughts to man,
he who turns dawn to darkness,
and treads the high places of the earth -
the LORD God Almighty is his name.
Amos 4:13 (NIV)
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (NIV)
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God
something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV)
"Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been to you;
he is Christ the Lord....
Luke 2: 9-11 (NIV)
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.
Isaiah 9:2-3 (NIV)
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient to death -
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:8-11 (NIV)
Rejoicing today that the baby who came as Emmanuel-
God With Us, the God who reveals his thoughts to man-
came to die so we can be freed from the darkness of sin
and be with Him always!
I'd be happy to share more about my faith if you have any questions; please leave a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.