Immanuel, the Mercy-Messiah!
“Behold, 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
Our awesome God bypasses all barriers and brings us a child through a virgin and the Holy Spirit named Emmanuel. The name comforts us in times of trouble and brings us joy. The name that gives us strength and courage. The name that makes us strong in times of difficulty and keeps us from going astray. The name that gives us hope and peace in times of darkness.
God is with us. He is always there for us when we need him most. Our Savior is with us when everything seems hopeless and when things seem impossible in a world full of chaos. He is with us when we are lost and when life seems to be falling apart. He is with us when we feel like nothing can ever be right.
“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and she will call Him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
The gift of all Humankind is with us; his name is Emmanuel. Be reassured that God is with you in all struggles and pain; be reassured that he will not leave you nor forsake you; be reassured that “he who dwells in the secret place of the Highest God shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” God is your haven for those who trust in him; He is a stronghold for the needy in distress.
When it rains and pours, God is with you; when there is a storm, God is with us; when there is heat, God is with us; when we laugh, God is with us; and when we are successful, God is with us. Therefore, acknowledge and see God in every area of your circumstances. “If God is for us, who is against us?” “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6.
1. Thank you, God, for all that you have done for my family and me.
2. I am thankful to God for his love and mercy, which has been shown to me by Jesus Christ.