Immanuel, GOD WITH US!
“A virgin will have a baby boy, and He will be called Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew. 1:23
Names are indeed very significant! Everything has a name, from hamburgers to a rocket launcher; from Israel to the USA; from heaven down to the earth, everything answers to its name, and their purpose is described in what they are called. However, Julius Caesar said, “I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”
Immanuel means “GOD WITH US.” What a radical and definite thought? His name carries word with meaning. Believe it! Indeed, God is with us. His presence is our assurance of eternal rest and glory. Without God’s presence, life is just a meaningless struggle and a vain illusion. “The best of all is God with us.” John Wesley
You need to continually recognize and acknowledge the presence of God to appropriately respond to Him, knowing that He is always with you regardless of what you have done, where you have been, or who you are. Focus on God as you continue the life Journey. Always trust in God that he is with you, because you have Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Today, as you continue in the mood to celebrate Christmas, the birth of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; Don’t forget to remind yourself that “God has decided to stick with me forever; I do not deserve it. It is just what it is- Grace (The great truth that lies at the foundation of the gospel.)!” Because you belong to God, brother, and sister, and you have defeated these enemies: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4.
1. Take a moment to thank Immanuel for His steadfast love!
2. Commit all your needs to the hand of God, and believe that He is with you.