The name "Immanuel" is given to Jesus, and it is something we kind of forget about until the Christmas season.
It’s Not Supposed to be This Way
The holiday season is supposed to be picture perfect, but for many, Christmas is anything but that. Many people enter the holiday season counting down until it is over.
We sing songs like Silent Night, and we expect all to be calm and all to be bright. We expect everything to fall into place just like a lifetime Christmas special, and I think these expectations can set us up for some real disappointment. Honestly, I feel like Black Friday shopping is a better analogy for the Christmas season than Silent Night.