God with us. That’s the hope of the Christmas season. That’s the hope of really, life. God with us. God of creation, God of redemption, God of salvation.
With us. With you. With me. Today.
Listen to what God says through the prophet Isaiah today:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
That’s the miracle of Christmas. It’s a time of joy and peace. A time to spend with family and friends. A time to worship, to pray. To praise. To focus on what matters the most in our lives. To remember. To refocus. To rejoice.
Immanuel. God with us.
Think about that one simple comment for just a moment right now. There will not be a moment in your life today, a moment that passes by you right now, that God is not with you. A moment where God is not at your right hand. A moment where God is not closer than your next heartbeat.
That’s the miracle of Christmas. God entered into our world. To save His world.
Through the spirit He enters into our lives. To save our lives. And so that we can be a blessing to others.
Today, He is with you. He has not, and will not, leave your side.
Remember that. May the knowledge of His presence guide you, shape you, protect you, keep you, correct you, and encourage you.
Today, God is with us! May we never forget the message of Christmas!