You Are Not Alone
While I was pregnant with my son we were visiting my grandparents one night and my husband was helping my grandmother out with her new tablet. My grandparents are even more up-to-date with technology than I am. I have yet to own any of the newer handheld devices. Anyways, my husband was setting her email up and she also wanted the Bible downloaded onto her device. As she was trying it out, she read the first verse that popped up: “You will have a son, and His name will be Emmanuel.” I already had my sons name picked out, but I was still deciding on a middle name for him. Right then, I decided that would be a great option. I wanted him to have a reminder throughout his life that no matter where he went or what he did, God was with him. During my pregnancy when I had times of nervousness it was also a reminder to me. God was with me, and God was with this baby inside my womb. I had nothing to worry about.
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23
It can be easy to lose sight of what Christmas is really about, but this year I encourage you to really focus on the true meaning. Our almighty and powerful God decided to come down to earth in the form of a man. Why? For you and I! Jesus was fully man, yet fully God. He has lived the life we live.
He understands what it is to be human, with all of the hurt, pain and temptation that comes with it.
We can believe in this powerful truth, yet will we ever completely understand just what it means for our individual everyday life? We can easily get caught up in the petty things of life, forfeiting time that could be spent reflecting on God’s truths in our lives.
If you are facing fear, struggling with temptation or feeling alone, know that God is with you. You can depend on Him. You can call out to Him and know that He is listening to your hearts cry.