Today I celebrate a most amazing and awesome Event … the Event of all events … the Creator of the universe made himself nothing and took the form of human flesh, a baby, a humble servant, a sacrifice for our sins, so that you and I may not perish but have eternal and abundant life.

I’m not celebrating Jesus’ birthday today (He was probably born in the spring of the year). I am celebrating the arrival of God coming into our world — Immanuel — God with us. I’m worshiping the Messiah who came as a baby to be our King. It’s not about Santa or sentimentality, worshiping Christmases past, but living in the present reality that Jesus Christ is my Savior and at the heart of my life. He’s more than the reason for the season. He is the way — God’s way and the way to God. No one can come to the Father except through this One Way.

When God sent his only son into the world, Satan cringed. Sending Jesus as a baby was a part of God’s battle plan to win back the world he loves so much.

When God sent Jesus he made a statement: “I am for you.” And if he is for us, who can be against us? Nothing–absolutely nothing–can separate us from the love of Jesus. And so “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—-nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—-absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us” (Romans 8:38-39, The Message).

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Michael Mack has led Small Group Leadership full-time since 2012, but has been involved in small group ministry for more than 25 years.

He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. Their family small group, which includes their four young adult children, has much potential (and much anticipation) for future growth and multiplication. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of great friends who participate together in various charity rides.

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