Sunday, December 25, 2011
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.