god with us

God With Us!

Isaiah 7:14 says the name of the Messiah, the Christ, shall be called Immanuel, which means “God with us.” For those of us who know Christ as our Savior, God is with us to this day. Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

God is with us in our humanity. Jesus stepped out of eternity and took upon Himself the form of a man. He emptied himself and faced all that we face in this world as a man. So, he can fully relate to us.

God is with us in our sins. Although he faced temptation, he never sinned. But he was tempted in all points as we are (Hebrews 4:15). And he walked among us and saw the sins of mankind.

God is with us in our failures. He took our sins upon Himself and suffered for us — Isaiah 53:3-5.

God is with us in our hopes. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians that Christ indwells us as the “hope of glory.”

And God is with us in our dreams. No matter what we face, we have a God who has all authority in heaven and on earth — Matthew 28:18.

This is the Christ of Christmas! His name shall be called Immanuel, which means “God with us.”

Pastor Jim