by Peter Agwa, Executive Director of EMAS CANADA.
God appeared on earth in bodily form. He was called Jesus Christ.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form (Col.2:9).
At first He lived and traveled for about nine months in the uterus of an Israeli teenager. She was a virgin—He even let her breastfeed Him. The details are hidden from us, but with sanctified imaginations we stand amazed at the honor and trust that was given to Mary. God was with her.
“The Lord is with you,” the angel declared. Mary herself was astounded: “how will this be?” (Luke 1:28,34 &33)
Her Son’s kingdom was to last forever. Mary delivered. Her Son was Good News,“… because he will save His people from their sins.” (Matt. 1:21)
That was the first Christmas. Her Son grew up and defined Eternal Life for us: “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John17:3)
God is still on earth. He lives and travels everywhere through those to whom He has given His Holy Spirit.
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Eph.1:13-14)
At EMAS Canada, we are humbled by the amazing and indescribable privilege we have of bringing this same God to the world through Christ-centered healthcare teams that proclaim His love through healing and teaching.
Our confidence is this: God is within us and with us, just as He was within and with Mary. Therefore we boldly ask you to share with us through your gifts at this season of celebrating God’s love. Because when you give, we too can deliver the Good News.
(Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version 2011)
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