By: Tamika M.
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.'" Matthew 1:23 (NLT)
Oh, what a name is Immanuel.
Oh, what a representation does that name mean.
There are many names for Jesus, many names he is for us.
But Immanuel, it is not just a name; it's a reminder that the most high, the one who sits on the throne, he also sits here with us!
He's there when you're going through a good season, and he's there in the bad.
The Bible does not say that he is only with us when everything is looking up; it reminds us that he is right there, even in the most challenging seasons of our life.
We never have to walk through any season alone, we never have to face a battle by ourselves, but instead, we find hope in the Savior.
The same Jesus that came as flesh to save the world wants to walk with us in all things.
This time of year can bring so much joy, but it can also bring pain.
It can be hard to move through a season missing loved ones.
It can be hard to figure out how to move forward through challenging times in our lives.
And while the hard times may not go away, we can find rest in the fact that in the hard times, we never have to be alone.
We can rest in the fact that in and through the Father, we are never alone! I will say it again, we, you, I, are never alone!
Immanuel is God with us, in all things, through all things, our Savior Jesus, he is always there.