God is with us! Have you felt the pains of fear? Have you had a little one depend on you and not know if you could fulfill? Have you hurt the one you love? Are you the one that never gets it right? Are you alone? Immanuel! “God with us.” It answers all my questions! It does not matter how much I hurt because he came to make it all better! It does not matter if I do without because he came to give me everything! It does not matter if I am lonely because the King of Kings and Lord of Lords calls me by name, adopts me as his child, and gives me an inheritance as his daughter! Immanuel.
Why?! Why do I think my situation is too hard for him? Why do I think my struggles are something new? He made the universe that is set in motion. He designed the laws of physics and he controls the stars and the weather and the animals and everything! He is a God of order. BUT, he defied all the laws by being born of a virgin, by announcing his birth through angels, and by breaking the bonds of death and rising back to life to pay for the sins of the world! God is the only god that is personal, the only god that sees this messed up world and personally came to make all the wrongs right. He is the only god that says, “Caroline, you do not have to do anything. You can not do anything. You can not live a life that is good enough.” And he loved me and he saved me. It was all him. Praise Immanuel!