God with Us

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"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means, 'God with us')." - Matthew 1:23

I know that is seems strange to be posting a Advent scripture and devotional at the beginning of October, but I have been working on Advent/Christmas worship services, and felt the need to post on how God is With Us always!

Immanuel...what a powerful name, a comforting name! Immanuel - God with us. At one point in history Immanuel walked on this earth. Now for the rest of history, He is with us and lives in us. The God who never changes is the constant in our lives marked with continual change. The Spirit of the living God indwells each believer.

When Dec. 31 of 2017 becomes Jan. 1 of 2018 ... God is with us.
When we have another birthday ... God is with us.
When our job changes ... God is with us.
When our location changes ... God is with us, and moves with us.
When illness alters our lives ... God is there with us.
When dread fills our hearts ... God is with us.
When joy overflows ... God is with us.
When our dreams die ... God is with us.
When we breathe our last breath ... God is with us.

I have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but whatever happens in the uncertainty of life, this one thing I am certain of--God is always with me. He is Immanuel, and He will be with me to the end.

Do you know that God is with you right now, and will be with you forever?!

Father, remind me that I am never alone. Fill my heart with the assurance of Immanuel. Thank You for always being with me. In Jesus' name. Amen. - Ron Moore
Oct 2 2017