RENEWAL Devotional: Emanuel! God Is With Us
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Chaplain and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital
Emanuel is one of the names of God, which means God is with us.
Mathew 1:22-23 (AMP) says, “All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken through the prophet, behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel- which, when translated, means God with us.”
As the story in the book of Mathew is foretold, this was the only way to bring us back into relationship with God.
As we celebrate Christmas this week, we need to remember that it is a season of checking what is inside our hearts. We think of others as God thinks about us all the time. He is forever with us and even though sometimes we may not feel His tangible presence, God said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5