Matthew 1:23 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.
God has never abandoned the world. He has never left us to ourselves. He has always been involved and with us. But when Jesus was born, it was different. He was not only engaged with us He came to us. God took on human flesh. God came to live and walk alongside His creation.
God is not some far off God that is not interested in you. He loves you. He loves all of His creation. He wants all to be saved. God chose to show His love by limiting Himself to be a human. He came and lived among us. That is what we celebrate today.
God with us is our celebration. God loves us so much that He cares intimately. Are you hurting today? Are you living under a load of guilt and sin? He cares for you. He will rescue you from all of that if you will only trust Him. Will you do that right now? Just tell Him you are tired of being alone and doing things your way. Tell Him you want Him to come work in your life and He will.
Photo by Caleb Stokes on Unsplash