“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him” (Ephesians 3:17a, NLT).

Bing Crosby

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is one of the best known songs of Christmas and has been sung by almost every artist since Bing Crosby first recorded it in 1943. The song was written from the perspective of a World War II soldier stationed overseas, wanting to be home with his loved ones. It has brought tears to many eyes over the years.

When Jesus came to earth as Emmanuel, God with us, he left his place in heaven to make his home with us and in us. He didn’t come just for a visit, even though his time as a human was short. He came to stay, to live permanently in the hearts of those who trust in him. So in a way, you could say Jesus came home for Christmas and the good news is, he’s still here, at home in us.

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