Immanuel, God with us.
And indeed, He is.
Not away, not above, not distant. But with us. In every moment and every circumstance.
Right here, right now, in the crazy holiday busyness…with us.
In the sleepless, worry filled night…with us.
In the jam smudged face of a 2 year old…with us
In the heedless heart of a teenager…with us.
in an aging parent’s fading days…with us.
In the jobless father’s fear-filled prayer…with us.
And the overwhelmed mom, expecting again…with us.
Among the cancer-stricken on chemo day…with us.
And the reverent worshippers at midnight mass…with us
Among the lonely, the homeless, the helpless…with us.
The unwanted, unneeded, unloved…with us.
He is always here, always near, never more than a prayer away. When we breathe out His name in a desperate, whispered appeal…with us.
He’s always reaching out and gathering our weary hearts to His. And showing us that…
- His love is incomprehensible.
- His wisdom inexhaustible.
- His truth infallible.
- His peace indestructible.
- His presence everlasting.
He is with you beloved and He will never leave you or forsake you. No matter what your life looks like right now, He is with you and He knows. He knows.