Immanuel, God With Us
A preacher told the six year old Sunday school class that they were to re-enact the story of the birth of Jesus for the congregation for him that morning. The teacher wanted them to stage it themselves based one their own made up script, so it was certainly interesting. They had three Marys, two Josephs, six shepherds, two wise guys, and one boy who want to be a cow. Another boy decided he would be the doctor who would deliver the baby. The teacher consented, so the little doctor went back behind the manger and picked up the doll, carefully wrapped him in a blanket. Then with a big smile on his face, he turned to the Marys and Josephs and said, "Congratulations, it's a God!"
Stories like this are cute to hear around Christmas.
But, the birth of Jesus is amazing because God did become human. He became Immanuel. God with us. Wow. Think about that for a moment. God with us.
I hope that we will stop and think during this Christmas time with friends and family that God is with us. Slow down and thank God for becoming Immanuel.
Where would we be if he didn't become Immanuel God with us? Is it just at Christmas that we remember Immanuel? Why? Should we remember all year? How does it help our faith as Christians knowing that he became Immanuel, God with us?
I hope you have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
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