GOD WITH US
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”–Matthew 1:21–23
Dr. Lee Roberson told the story of a little boy whose mother died unexpectedly. He was too young to understand everything about death and Heaven, but he knew that his mother was gone. After the funeral, father and son returned home. When it was time for bed, the little boy asked to sleep with his father. But even that proved scant comfort when the lights were turned off. Through the darkness his soft voice whispered, “Daddy, is your face turned toward me?”
All of us have an empty place in our hearts that only God can fill. No amount of success, money, fame, accomplishment or earthly love can supply the need only God can meet. And so often in the darkness when no one else can hear, we ask if God sees us and knows the burdens that we are carrying. Jesus is the answer to that question—and the answer is YES! God sees and knows every burden and heartache that we feel.
Yet so many times we do not feel a real sense of God’s presence and care in our lives. That is because of the effects of sin. Jesus came into the world to bridge the divide that had existed between God and man since Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden. We do not serve a distant God who is far off and hard to reach. We serve a God who is present with us, and who accepts us into His family through the blood of His Son Jesus. Through the coming of Jesus into the world, the gap between us and God has been filled.–Daily in the Word
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346