“‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us'” (Matthew 1:23). “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Christmas is a season for us to remember our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ! He is Immanuel, “God with us.” How amazing that God loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son to become flesh and make His dwelling among us. God is with us!
The opportunity that we have at Network211 is to show how Jesus is truly, “Immanuel,” and that His love applies to our everyday lives. JourneyAnswers.com and WhoJesusIs.com draw people to us from their point of need; the dilemmas of life that trouble them. We show them that Jesus loves them, will journey with them, and will provide the answers to their life issues.
This is seen in the testimony of a woman in St. Lucia who Googled her life issue, viewed a Network211 evangelism site and wrote,
“I need to let Jesus take control of my life. l have done so many things that I have regretted that I wonder whether I can look at Jesus and whether he will accept with all my sinful ways. I desire to have Jesus in my life. Will He accept me as I am? I really need Him. Please pray for me. I would like to give him my heart and soul and beg for his forgiveness I really need and always pray that He accepts me as I am. Thank you for listening and helping me to give my life to God through Jesus Christ.”
Thank you for your investment in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to over 31.0 millionindividuals worldwide. Over 1.4 million of them made an evangelism response and over 266,000wrote to us to share their story. We are revealing God’s love to them and the truth that Jesus Christ knows personally the life that they are living. Their story will be how “God with us” became “God with me!”
I pray that you revel in the Christmas season as you celebrate and worship Jesus Christ with loved ones. Let us remember always that God is with us. He sees us, loves us, journeys with us, and transforms us. What joy! May the reality of His love overflow from us onto others so that they can celebrate and worship the King this Christmas season.
Dr. Mark Flattery