Jamie Snider


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I love Christmas! I always have! It truly is the “most wonderful time of the year”!  I love the joy, the laughter, family time, gift giving, food and the fun! 

But it wasn’t until I was 18 years old that my eyes were opened and I experienced the most precious, most powerful, life changing gift I could ever receive. JESUS. In that incredible moment, not only did the meaning of Christmas change for me, but life as I knew it changed forever.

What a gift!

“For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” – Matthew 1:23

God, in His love, mercy and compassion for His people has promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5

God is not far away like some believe.  He loves His people and desires to be with us. I wanted to write a Christmas song that revealed the heart of God!  

Emmanuel = God with us 

There is nothing He wouldn’t give and there is nothing He wouldn’t do!  He proved it by offering His one and only, precious and perfect son Jesus, to live on earth and die so we can have life in Him.  Abundant, amazing, purposeful, and everlasting, LIFE!  He is only a cry or even a breath away, and His arms are open wide. 

Yes. Eating food, laughing, having fun and giving/receiving gifts are great at Christmas time!  But when January comes around, they become mere memories.  

This Christmas I have chosen the greatest gift, and in return I will serve and follow Him all the days of my life.  How about you?       

“O how beautiful, O how Glorious, Emmanuel God is with us.”

– Jenny Fehr

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