Thursday, December 15, 2011

HE is With Us

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us."

Matthew 1:23

Could there be anything more remarkable???

One might reason that God could be kind to us and care for us - from afar. That safe in Heaven - where everything is holy and perfect, like HIM - God could sit on His throne and watch over us.
He could keep His distance, and still be kind.
Goodness! God could keep His distance and still use us. Still guide us. Still speak to us.

From afar.

But HE had a different plan. HE became Immanuel. God with us.
Jesus left the glory of Heaven and came to messy Earth.
HE put on our skin. Became a helpless baby!
One minute HE was putting the stars in place, and the next minute HE was having His diaper changed.

What kind of Love does that???

REAL LOVE, I tell ya. Love that cares about more than just being kind, trusted, and loved back. Love that can change the world.
And that's just what HE did. Because Jesus came to Earth, because HE became God with us,
HE changed the world.

As we come closer to December 25, and the celebration of Immanuel - God with us! - I pray you will take time to reflect on, and praise God for, the fact that HE is with us.

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Jodi@ said...

so very humbling isn't it? and so very majestic and awesome.

have you heard Francesca Battistelli's "You're Here"? it goes along so well with your post here. :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - I have not heard that song. Going to Youtube right now... :o)

Patricia/NYC said...

Beautiful & AMEN!!!!

Before I even read your post this morning, as I grabbed my keys to leave the house to do some chatoic Christmas shopping here in the "big city", I quickly put on my "Christ's Story" bracelet, looked up & said, "God is with us, always!" Because, well, HE IS!!! :)