I’m almost weepy as I ponder on God’s promises to us and, especially, how beautifully he demonstrates that he is fully behind his promises. God became a human being so he could redeem our sins but also walk alongside us. He did not just tell us what to do, he became one of us. Even Jesus’ name declares God’s intentions to be always with us.
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). (Isaiah 7:14, AMP,*)
When you truly are with someone, you share your life with each other. How utterly beautiful it is that God is always with us, in good times and in bad times, in our struggles and in our joys. God is always with us. Day in, day out, he is with us. God is not just a distant juror or an authoritarian teacher but he is a loving person always with us. This touches my heart. God is with me. Always.
Always with us
As we know, God’s plan does not end at Christmas. He continued to demonstrate his love and dedication to us: Jesus went to the cross, he was buried and he rose on the third day. And he promised to be with us until the end of the world. Then we received the Holy Spirit to dwell in us. We are so blessed: God is always with us.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10, NIV,*)
How does this make you feel? Does it change anything for you? In some ways, it changes everything. We are not alone. Life is not about making do as well as we can. It’s about living with God and letting his resources to be ours. And I do hope that you know his resources are limitless. His power, his glory, his strength, his light, his life, his love, joy, and peace are yours if you want to receive them.
God is offering himself to you this Christmas. God wants to be forever and always with you. What do you say?
Your love is so astounding
that it leaves us in awe.
Your promises are so beautiful and touching,
thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We say ‘YES’ to you,
thousand times ‘YES’.
Come, Lord Jesus,
be always with us.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Does the knowledge of God always being with you make a difference in your life?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace God and all he has for you!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].