Friday, December 6, 2013

What Emmanuel- God With us - Means for Us

Matthew 1:23

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
 
The significance of the name Emmanuel cannot be ignored.
 
The fact that the interpretation of the word means "God with us," is life-changing.
 
The greatest realization that we can have everyday about God is that He is with us.
 
Yes, the interpretation has to do with Him coming down and living among man, but the significance goes further in that as a Christian He indwells us, he is all around us, He is in our past, present, and our future.
 
Because Emmanuel is with us, we can know several things:
 
  • because God is always with us, we must not fear or be anxious about anything.
  • because God is with us, we know that nothing will happen without His knowledge
  • because God was with us then and is with us now, we know that He will be with us in the future.
Even though this is what many of us would consider to be a Christmas verse, the truth of Emmanuel is a constant. He is always with us, and His presence can give us the peace that we need to face every situation.

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