The greatest gift of all
We’re approaching the end of 2022. Undoubtedly, that leads us to look back at the year and to remember God’s numerous blessings. Those blessings were showered on us even through the many trials and difficulties we faced in a year of economic uncertainty, a terrible war in Europe, and political chaos. Through it all, God has continued to bless us with the comfort and guidance of his Word, the assurance of his unceasing grace, and the promises that he will never leave us or forsake us.
We will return to the manger in Bethlehem, where God demonstrated—in the most concrete way—the depth of his love for us.
But before the end of the year, we are approaching another important time—the season in which we pause to thank God for the greatest blessing of all. In just a few days, we will return to the manger in Bethlehem, where God demonstrated—in the most concrete way—the depth of his love for us. There, the One called Immanuel became man—to be with us and to be one of us. There, the One called Christ, was born to carry out the saving work that the Father sent him to do. There, in the manger, we see Jesus, the One who came in humility to save us from our sins.
As you gather with loved ones to celebrate this greatest gift of all, bring the thanks, the joy, and the peace that the Savior has given to us.
From all of us at the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry, have a most blessed Christmas!
Serving with you in Christ,
WELS President Mark Schroeder