December is not the time of year for feeling hassled stressed or sad. This is a season of miracles; hope should abound at Christmas time! The miracle of Christmas is that Christ loved us and was willing to give His life for us, even when we were without knowledge of Him. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Jesus is the Promised One! He is Emmanuel, “God with us.” The prophets spoke of His coming centuries before it happened: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though thou be.