December 5 – GIVE JOY – Immanuel: God is with us!

Read Matthew 1: 22-23

“All of this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).”

Immanuel which means God is with us.  This is what the Christmas Story is all about. Immanuel, God coming to earth to be with the people he created. Now let your imagination go all the way back BEFORE the beginning. Guess what? Immanuel, Jesus, was there!  At creation, Immanuel / Jesus was there! He was, is and always will be Incredible!

And even at creation he knew that he would one day walk on the earth he created. He knew that he would be Immanuel, God with us. This is so powerful to think about… the creator God… the God of the universe decided to come here and live on earth as a man, so that one day we could spend eternity with Him!

How will you let this influence you during this holiday season? Will you take the challenge to take a moment each day to stop and reflect on the incredible thing God the Father did for us in sending Jesus? And after you have done that to thank him for coming to save us!

Immanuel-God with us!

Give Joy Idea:

Spread Christmas Joy this season by hosting a Christmas party for your neighborhood.

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