I was two years old when my sister was born and at the hospital I was able to go in with the nurse and help give my sister her first bath. After she was all cleaned up, I helped the nurse wheel my sister into my mom‘s hospital room. My parents had been talking about names for my new sister but as I wheeled her into the room I announced look it’s baby Brittany. Luckily the name Brittany was one of the ones they had been talking about and so there she was my new baby sister — Brittany.
This week we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. Scriptures and carols share with us about Jesus’ name and who is.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NRSV).
“This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary.” ~What Child is This
In a world that is filled with chaos I am grateful to once again be celebrating the birth of Jesus who brings hope, joy, peace, and love.
~Pastor Alyssa Baker