Wednesday, December 10, 2014

God With Us

 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,
which means GOD WITH US.
ISAIAH 7:14
 
 
Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!
 
This is one of my favorite Christmas hymns, and it's been on my heart all season, not only because I've always loved it, but because I've been paying close attention to the words and what they mean.
AND because at FCS yesterday, Ashland showed us a sermon from her church based on the song and how Jesus was the most unexpected, unwanted, unsurpassed gift.
I was inspired.
I want to do a post for each verse.
 
 
Israel had been waiting for a Savior. The WORLD had been waiting, longing for a Savior.
 
Without the hope of a Savior, life is bleak.
Without the hope of salvation, there is mourning and sadness.
But Jesus changed everything with His coming, both to the world, and into my heart.
Because of Jesus, we have hope and reason to live life joyfully!
Even in the midst of trouble, Jesus's presence is powerful enough to break the darkness.
He is with us always. God sent Him to Earth to be with us and live in our midst, to be a healer and a comforter.
Immanuel - God with us.
 
 
 
 
eBa

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