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12.20.2020 – Emmanuel: God is With Us

I believe one of the things the Lord wants us to keep in our hearts, in our thoughts, readily accessible to remember and meditate on…

…is that God is with us.

We’ve not been “left alone” in what we face.

As His people, He’s not left us alone in this dark world.

His name is called “Emmanuel.”

“God is with us”

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.“—Matthew 1:23

Our God is known, for being “with us”…It’s His promise to us.

Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”—Genesis 28:15

“And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”—Exodus 33:14

“But now take courage, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord, ‘take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”—Haggai 2:4

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them...”—Revelation 21:3

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”—Joshua 1:9

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am “with you always, to the end of the age.”—Matthew 28:20

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”—1 Corinthians 3:16

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”—Psalm 23:4

Thank You, Lord for being with us!

You walked the earth in the flesh, and even though You are now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven… God, You have made a way to always be with us, You’ve promised never to leave us.

You are always near. ? You are always with Your people.

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.“—Psalm 145:18

You have gone before us, and You’ve taken care of all that is behind us, and You live within us.

We are surrounded by You. ?✨ And You are getting us through! ?☀️

Thank You for always reminding us of what we need reminding of, just like a good Father does.

Thank You, Father. ?

-Heather ?

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