September 12th

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God is with us

SCRIPTURE

v23 The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”)

OBSERVATION

What an amazing verse this is to start the day with! It’s the good news, the fulfilment of prophecy and it is the beginning of a story which changed this world we live in forever. This was confirmation to the people that God was with us, he hadn’t abandoned us to fend for ourselves, but was here with us and ushering in his Kingdom.

APPLICATION

We have to be excited by this good news. How can we not be! God is with us! We can sometimes lose the magnitude of Jesus’ birth and what it meant, but let’s be encouraged by it. Jesus was confirmation that we are not alone. Take encouragement from this in the days ahead. God is with us!

PRAYER

Lord God, thank you that you do not abandon me and that you are with me. Thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ your Son and how he is King of heaven and Earth. Use me as you work to usher your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.