From the desk of the World President of Women's Ministries – Commissioner Silvia Cox

December 2013

Immanuel - God With Us

We were privileged to participate with the Australian South Territory in their Christmas concert: “the gift of Christmas.” What an excellent and varied programme we enjoyed with a great opportunity to remind each spectator of the real gift of Christmas, Jesus. As the nativity scene was played, I thought of the name given to Jesus, at the time of his birth:   He will be called Immanuel, “which means God is with us “(Matt 1: 23)

What a precious gift it is to have God’s presence!

Lately as we travelled to Kenya, Uganda, Australia South, and now back to London, I realised once again the truth of this statement: Immanuel, God is with us! Everywhere we went, God was with us and with the people we met!

Now many of us are looking forward to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, let us be thankful for the gift of Christmas: Jesus “Immanuel”!

Maybe because of painful memories, loneliness, illness there are some who are not looking forward to this festive season, yet the message of the Angel is for all and the presence of God through Jesus is a reality no matter what our circumstances!

God’s presence is guaranteed in the happy times as in the sad, difficult times of our lives.

Have a blessed Christmas!

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