During the Christmas season, we celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ, whose coming changed the entire world forever! It is easy to become distracted by society's attempt at removing any hint of Jesus from Christmas. Our culture directs our attention to decorations, lights, gifts, and family - all good things - but it leaves out the best reason to celebrate: God to be with us, and pay for our sins so we could live freely and abundantly! He is Emmanuel- God with us. He is alive and active today which positively impacts our lives and culture.