Matthew 1:23 The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, which means 'God is with us.
Emmanuel= a Hebrew word meaning "God with us" and expresses the wonder of the incarnation, that God "became flesh and made his dwelling among us".
The Word of God declares on today to ALL of God's people that the Lord our God is "WITH US".
Not only is The Lord our God with us, He knows everything about us. He knows our going and our coming, He knows our thoughts before we think them, our choices before we make them, He watches over us, He knows where we are right now, our past, our present and our future.
The Psalmist acknowledge that God knows us better than we know ourselves. Let's listen to how the psalmist describes God's knowledge of His creation in Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from Your spirit, or where shall I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell at the end of the sea, 10 even there Your hand shall guide me, and Your right hand shall take hold of me.
People of God, the Lord you God is right there with you right now. Wherever you go, whatever you are doing, whatever you are thinking or saying or want to say to Him, He is right there listening and ready to comfort you.
Scripture declares in John 4:24a- God is a Spirit. It is the "Spirit" of God that lives inside of us, therefore, where we go, He goes too.
1 Corinthians 6:19- What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own?
God is with us! Yes, our God is "OMNIPRESENT", which means that He is present everywhere.
Feeling alone or lonely this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Christ? You are not alone! The Lord your God is just a whispered prayer away. Talk to Him, tell Him how you are feeling, ask Him to comfort you with His presence and His promised Word that He declares was sent and has come to bring you peace, joy and glad tidings.
People of God, the hope we have this day and every day is the assurance that "GOD IS WITH US"! His everlasting promise is that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us, but that He will be with us always, even unto the end.
People of God, "REJOICE" for unto us a "SON" has been born and given to save us. His name is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Immanuel-God with us!
Thank You Lord for being a promise keeper, thank you for sending your Son to die for our sins, thank You Lord for your everlasting promise of your everlasting presence with your people.
People of God, open wide your mouth and declare what God declares concerning you and I on today. He is declaring that He, the Lord our God and that He "IS WITH US"!
Thank You Lord! We Love you and we praise your Holy Name.
Emmanuel="GOD WITH US"!
Your Servant Debra