By Ben Howes
It’s interesting how Christmas falls at the end of the year. In many ways it’s a reset button in preparation for the new year. Christmas is a time when people tend to be a little more giving, more understanding, more helpful and more hopeful. The new year lies before us untouched like a layer of freshly fallen snow. We project our dreams (and resolutions) upon this future with the hope that we may be bettered by what lies ahead. Ultimately, Christmas is a time when divinity takes the form of humanity and a new paradigm is set for man’s relationship with God… Emmanuel, God with us. Today’s passage talks about a time when man will be with God.