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God with Us

December 1, 2011 by  
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“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’—which means, ‘God with us.’”  

Matthew 1:22,23

Mercy Me sings a song that I can’t get out of my head. The title of it is God with Us (Immanuel). The first two lines of the song go:

Who are we – that You would be mindful of us?
What do You see – that’s worth looking our way?

Do you ever ponder those thoughts? Why did God care about us so much, that He actually came to earth as a baby, to live amongst us, so that we could eventually live with Him, forever?

I heard a pastor say, “He came down, so we could go up.”

I was thinking about the term ‘with us’. If someone is with me, I know them. I live with Bobby and the boys. I know them intimately. I write about them quite frequently, so many of you know of them, through my stories, but you don’t really know them.

But if you spent some time at our home, you would know the boys. Truthfully, you might not want to know them some days. They are real kids who live real lives. They are good boys, but they are 11 and 13 year old brothers … enough said.

I believe one of the reasons Jesus came to earth is so we could intimately know Him. Not know of Him, as this amazing Creator who is far and above us, but as the Son of God, who came to earth as a man, to dwell amongst us, so that we could relate to Him.

And even though that was over 2000 years ago, we can still experience Him being with us, through His Word and His Spirit that He left with us.

The song goes on to say:

All that is within me cries – for You alone be glorified
Immanuel – God with us
My heart sings – a brand new song
The debt is paid – these chains are gone
Immanuel- God with us.

Boy, I can so relate to those words. Some days I feel like I’m about to burst – everything in me wants to cry out to Him! To praise Him for all that He’s done! My heart truly does sing a new song because my chains are gone! He’s set me free!

Yes, He is truly Immanuel – God with Us!

Father, words cannot express the gratitude that I have in my heart for all You are and for all that You do! Lord, to think that You left the most exquisite life to come to earth as a baby, so that You could be with us … oh Lord, thank You! Thank You that You are Immanuel – God With Us!!

I love You Jesus.
In Your Name Pray,

God Bless You!


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One Response to “God with Us”
  1. Beautiful song and devotional. Puts me in the perfect frame of heart for Christmas.

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