“Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel, or God with us.”
- Isaiah 7:14
“God with us.” After the year we’ve all experienced, what more comforting words could be shared?
Isaiah clearly had much to say in regard to dependence on God. In chapter 40:28-31, he writes, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
During struggles and trying times, it’s hard to think about soaring on wings like eagles; running and not becoming weary; or even walking some days without growing faint.
Yet, as Christians, we know that we can do all of these because of the life Jesus led, the teachings He conveyed in His years on this earth and, more importantly, the ultimate sacrifice He made by going to the cross on our behalf.
As we enter into this season of great joy, may we be reminded of why God sent His Son. Let us be strengthened knowing that Jesus’ victory over death provides for grace that is truly sufficient, mercy that is everlasting and peace that surpasses all understanding.
May we feel God’s presence in very real ways as we celebrate the birth of His Son and focus on living in His light, sharing His love with others, and knowing that He is always with us.
Glory to God in the Highest!
Floyd, Bonnie and Meg
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