It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. Colossians 3 : 24b (NASB)
Christmas 1991 was my first encounter with this book by John MacArthur, it was a gift from my pastor at the time. He had recognised a need for me to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. At that time in my life Christmas brought only sorrow and loneliness with no family around me.
Mike had given me this present one night before Christmas day saying “you need to open this one early!” That night back home as I read this I came face to face with the Messiah and His Father God. I was filled with a myriad of emotions, all good, as I devoured the book in one sitting. That Christmas became the best I had ever experienced, as I focussed on my Lord and Saviour. I had a joy and hope that had been missing for some time.
Each year I have re-read “God With Us” to re-engage with the real reason for the season. This morning I sit here ready to read again this blessed book, forever thankful for good friends. But most of all thankful to my Father God for His gift of Salvation in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour.