I know it is almost Easter, perhaps it is because it is still cold and snowy, but I am still on Immanuel – God with us.! Maybe Immanuel isn’t just for Christmas, but for all year long ?!
Immanuel God with us, God for us, God on our side!
“Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU and will bless you. Gen 26:24
“So do not fear, for I AM WITH YOU! do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:1
“Do not fear him, declares the Lord, for I AM WITH YOU, to save you and to deliver you. ” Jer 42:11
“When you pass through the waters I WILL BE WITH YOU” Is 43:2.
Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU.” 43:5
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for YOU ARE WITH ME, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God WILL BE WITH YOU wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“And behold, I AM WITH YOU always,to the end of the age ” Matt 28:20
So many promises! He will be with us.! We really do have no cause to fear.
The Lord is with us. The Lord is on our side, He is for us and not against us. He is working on our behalf .
He is with us as we battle against the world, the flesh and the devil.
He us with us as we battle our own fears and temptations.
He is with us as we seek to live in His truth and holiness.
He is with us when we are feeling overwhelmed by life.
He is with us in all our today’s and all our tomorrow’s .
Immanuel – God with us.
“Behold, the dwelling place if God is WITH man. He will dwell wth them, and they will be his people and God Himself will be with them as their God.” (Rev 21:3)
God with us, And never is that seen more clearly than at Calvary’s cross.