They shall name him Emmanuel, which means, ‘God is with us’. What a profound concept – that God should take on human form and become one of us – what the poet John Betjeman called ‘the most tremendous tale of all’ in his poem, ‘Christmas’. We wait in anticipation for the Incarnation when God comes to us wearing the clothes of humanity, and allows us to become like God by participating in God’s life. Alleluya! Salvation is at hand!
Pray this week that you may become more and more like God himself by following the example of Jesus.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, remembering especially today the staff and students at Newton Theological College in Popondetta.
Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Missioner
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019