Matthew 1:23
God With Us

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 dawn breaks, and light slowly lightens the room where we lie sleeping. Even the light on closed eyelids finds a way to penetrate the darkness. My eyes open – and I am reminded, “Light is come into the world.” God is with us.

A few simple, child-like words come to my mind and I speak the first waking words to Him who knows the thoughts and intents of my heart – and I am reminded – God is with us.

The table is spread with simple nourishing morning food and, though the appetite may not be too great, the simple sight and smell of that good food reminds me, “Every good and perfect gift comes down from above,” – God is with us.

Though all the activities of a busy day, with pressure, deadlines, dangers seen and unseen, spoken words to the Father though they may be brief, reminds me – God is with us.

In the reading of the scriptures at the table, in personal study or devotion, God speaks and guides and reminds me – God is with us.

On my knees in quiet fellowship whether praise, worship, supplication and even in confession, I am reminded – God is with us.

Whether “Good morning Father,” “Thank You Father,” “Help and guide me Father, “ or “Goodnight Father,” I am blessed and reminded – God is with us.

“I am so thankful Father, that beginning this New Year seems to be full of hope. I wonder if this is the year the Lord Jesus will come for us. I am so anxious to see Him. Please keep me with an eye on the sky every day. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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