God With Us

 

GWUWatch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She’ll bear a son and name him Immanuel (God-With-Us). Isaiah 7:14.

A promise made 700 years before Jesus was born. What an amazing gift! God-With-Us! Not God-Against-Us, God-Mad-At-Us or God-Far-Away.

Yet it’s easy to miss out on Jesus, even when He is near.

Like Augustine said over 1,600 years ago, “You were with me, and I was not with you. The lovely things kept me far from you, though if they did not have their existence in you, they had no existence at all. You called and cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness…You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours.”

Let Him touch you and set you on fire to attain the peace, which only He can give! Today. This Christmas. This New Year!

 

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