“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
—Luke 2:11 ESV
Today we celebrate an event that took place over two thousand years ago: God put on flesh and was born in the city of Bethlehem, in a humble manger.
Today we also celebrate a present reality: God is with us.
Yesterday, today and forever Jesus remains Immanuel: God with you and me.
It’s true: we’re far from perfect.
But the Imperfect Nativity reminds us that our messy lives are the perfect home for Christ.
Today, hold on to this truth: Jesus is with you.
Here is a simple prayer to carry with you today:
Breathe in: Jesus,
Breathe out: Make your home in me.