Sunday, December 25, 2011

 Emmanuel = He is with us

My heart has been camping out on this one aspect of Christmas. the name Emmanuel.

It literally means "God is with us". 

Maybe you are like me and have heard that many, many times. But I hope you will be like me and let it sink in - all new and fresh.

I just read the Christmas story to my boys - and then we talked about this. About the question that if you were God, would you choose to become human as well? We had many rabbit trails and questions and little boy answers and bathroom breaks... *smile* - but we got the seeds of truth planted and began to really dialog about these great things, too wonderful for a mama to even fully grasp.

God is with us.

He loves us

He created us

He intercedes for us

But the fact that He Is With Us, to me, transcends so much. It is just bursting with implications that are amazing and life changing.

He was with us in humanity, experiencing all that we have and will experience.

And now; well NOW he is with us - residing in our hearts gently leading us, showing us the way to Him. Closer and closer...

Ahhh - it is so good.

This is a favorite of mine ...Wrap our injured flesh around you...
Wow. He did that for us.


BARBIE said...

Merry Christmas. I am so thankful that God is with me, all the time. Have a beautiful day.

Jedidja said...

Thanks for this. Emmanuel is such a special name. 'God with us' Some of our Dutch coins have this motto: 'God with us.' You can read it in very small print. This refers to the time when our country was a Christian nation. Now Christians are a minority.

My wish to you all: May God be with you, your family, your church, your town, your region.

Jenn said...

Beautiful! I have been thinking a lot about the names of God lately! Jehovah Raah- the Lord is my Sheperd, Jehovah Jireh- the Lord will provide, Jehovah Nissi- The Lord is my banner.

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas to you, Dave and the boys! Love your family pics - awesome colours, and yes, God with us, a powerful truth :)