The prophecies of the Messiah were given to the Jewish people 700 years before the birth of Jesus. “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign; a virgin, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 The Jewish hope for the Messiah was deep, abundant, and passed down from generation to generation. How do we share in that same hope today? How can we take a step away from the consumer driven Christmas to truly prepare ourselves for the Messiah’s arrival? In the depths of our souls . . . do we truly desire more stuff or more of the sacred? Ladies, the sacred awaits you. Come and receive the peace and joy your Heavenly Father desires for you.