Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas! Picking out names for our kids was never an easy task since we were both teachers at the time. One of us would suggest a name and the other would say, "I had one of those and um, no!" Mary had the benefit of being told what to name her son, Immanuel, God with us. God came to this broken world to be with each of us. He came to live among us, right where we are at. He didn't come for a just a few, he didn't come to only the most righteous and holy, he came for YOU (and would have come even if you were the only person on earth)! He longs to be with you, hang out with you NOW--not when you get your life in order, not when you start making better choices, not when you feel like it. He came to be with us because he loves us, loves YOU, period. I pray that today you spend some time with him and that you feel his unconditional love.