Mathew 1:22-23 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

The word Immanuel/Emmanuel means, “God with us.”

 Jesus is God!

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

God has been down here! He was here with Adam and Eve in the garden. God was down here in the form of a baby that grew into a man and then He went back into heaven. He has been down here. His Spirit is here now…in me…and in anyone who has accepted His person appeal to receive Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior.

God is a very personal God and inhabits us when we praise Him and abides in us when we pray and talk with Him. I am not alone…God is with me all the time. I don’t feel alone anymore. I always have God….I need Him in my life and when I got this fact in my head/mind…I became much more relaxed and peaceful. That’s why I cry and tell people that I love the Lord so much because I feel God with me and I feel His love for me.

If I get to a spot where I don’t feel this( we’re human…it happens sometimes)….it’s me and not God. He is always near me…but there are times I take my eyes, mind, and meditative thoughts off of Him. That’s when I can feel alone.

I get back on track by doing any one or all of these things:

1. Pray

2. Read the word
3. Listen to a sermon…live, recorded or on the radio or internet.
4. Sing or listen to music
5. Meditate on all He’s done for me.

The fact that God Himself came down here to be with us and has adopted us into His family and will give us immortality one day and allow us to live with Him without anymore suffering is so exciting and comforting to me.

Christmas is very special to me because my God took action….He took matters into His own hands. He thought about me and made a plan to come to earth in the form of mere mortal and allowed horrible things to happen to Himself…for me…and for you. His Spirit whispered in my ear about Him until I took His words to heart and committed myself to Him and He filled me with His continual presence in my life.

Yes…God got off His throne and came down here. Emmanuel… Emmanuel… Emmanuel!!!!

Message for today: We are not alone…. Emmanuel. He came down and carved His name in a tree so that we would know that He was here. I love you Jesus/God.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.