“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Immanuel means God with us. The very Son of God left His throne in Heaven to be made flesh just like us; but He was God in the flesh, and He chose to dwell among us.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
He walked the same streets that the multitudes that followed Him walked. He sat in the temple teaching and at the table with sinners. He felt pain when His friend died, because He was a man; yet He raised His friend from the dead, because He was God. He hungered in the wilderness because He was man; yet He fed the multitude with the lunch of a lad because He was God.
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
The same God that came to this earth to fulfill His purpose to save His people from their sins is the same God that is reaching out His hand today.
When we are fearful, He is God with us.
When we are dismayed, He is God with us.
When we need strength, He is God with us.
When we need help, He is God with us.
When we feel alone, He is God with us.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
There is no need to fear today…He is God with us.
Joel | James 3 | Psalm 139
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