God Is With Us

Does God seem distant and estranged to you? Our God is never afar off because He is Immanuel, God with us. It is His nature and character to be the God who is always with us. What an incredible truth.

The Lord Most High, chose to take on the frailty of mankind and become Immanuel – God is with us. Our God is not afar off, distant or unwilling to participate in our day to day lives. He is our Emmanuel - our God who is with us.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matt. 1:23 NKJV

God in all His holiness, majesty and splendor, left the beauty of heaven to become man. He joined the world of worry, heartache, anger, injustice, depression, sickness and lack so He could remove it from our lives. The birth of Christ shows that God came to us. God made the first step in reconciling Himself to us. We do not need to wait for our performance to be perfect before we come to Jesus. Jesus came to us first so we wouldn’t have to try and make our way to Him.

Jesus was born to connect Himself to us by taking upon Himself all the sin of mankind. The Savior of the world is our symbol of hope because He has travelled the same journey we have and identifies with our weaknesses.

“God with us” is not limited to when Jesus walked the earth over 2,000 years ago. It did not start with Jesus’ birth and end with His death. God’s name “Immanuel” is a current truth. Our God is with us. He is with us right now.

“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23 NIV

Our God is not just some great Being “out there”, or someone we can only read about in history. He is real and present and chooses to make His home with us. Jesus has brought us near and we can live each day with this truth as reality. As you go through life today, live knowing that God is always with you. He is your Emmanuel – your God who is always with you.

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