Advent and Christmas are going to be a strange season for us all this year. No big gatherings, no elaborate church productions, no baptisms and Christmas trees all over our church, and many of us cannot travel to be with our families. In the midst of your grief over what has changed for you this Advent season let's gather virtually and root ourselves in a story that has remained unchanged. God has sent His Son Jesus to be born as a baby to a poor young couple in the little town of Bethlehem. Jesus, our Emmanuel, God with us.