Our hearts were made to long for God to be with us.
Perhaps, that’s why even unbelievers find themselves drawn to the wonders of Christmas-time.
But this world has a way of telling us all, that God is not with us.
The evil one tries to convince us He doesn’t exist or just doesn’t care.
Oh, but if our human eyes could catch just a glimpse of the glory of God with us.
If our eyes could behold what our faith believes.
Would we fall to our faces as we watched Him command the angel armies (Ps 103:20) then scoop to hold the sparrow (Matt 6:25-26)?
Would we marvel to hear His still small voice (1Kings 19:12) and then quiver at the roar of the Lion of Judah (Rev 5:5)?
Oh, to see Him paint the magnificent sunset and shape each unique snowflake but then gather us in His arms and hold us close as a mother holds her newborn baby (Isa 40:11).
Could our eyes dare to look upon the The Perfect Lamb slain for our transgressions (Isa 53:5)?
Would tears roll down our cheeks as we watched Him heal, help, and provide when we had doubted He was near.
Oh, to never doubt again that He is with us (Matt 28:20) and to remember nothing is impossible for Him (Matt 19:26)!
If we could witness as He split the sea (Ex 14:21), and raised the dead (John 11:38-44)—would we always remember then that He is Lifter of our heads(Ps 3:3) and the Peace that makes no earthly sense (Phil 4:7)?
Would our hearts find comfort to see His Hands set the lonely in families (Ps 68:6) and His outstretched arms relentlessly pursuing the prodigal (Luke 15)…the very prodigals we love?
Would we remain ever sure that He never leaves and never forsakes (Heb 13:5)?
No, not ever!
Oh, to watch as He herds His cattle on a thousand hills (Ps 50:10) and still numbers the very hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7).
To see His tender hand catch our every tear (Ps 56:8) and set the twinkling stars in the sky (Isa 40:26).
To stand back and feel the winds that obey His voice (Matt 8:27) ! … surely no flesh can glory in His powerful presence (1 Cor 1:29)!
He is the God with us —the same God who is the Father to the orphan (Ps 68:5) and hears the cry of the afflicted (Ps 10:17).
Whatever His soul desires, He does. He sends forth His Word to accomplish what He pleases. (Isa 55:11)
His ways are always perfect. (Ps 18:30)
He turns the hearts of kings (Prov 21:1) and, in Him, the weary soul finds rest (Matt 11:28).
But He cannot be contained, predicted, or defined.
My words fall miserably short.
He Who is both Mighty and Merciful, He ALONE is worthy to receive glory and honor and power!
Yes, He is The King, The God with us, who came as a baby, born of a virgin, laid in the manger, predicted by the prophets, worshiped by shepherds, angels and wise men… (Matt, Mark, Luke, John)
The Spotless Lamb, the CHRIST of Christmas, and Only Son of God…
The perfect sacrifice.
He is the Last Lamb Who willingly gave His life so men might live!
So you and I might live!
The ONLY Way. (John 14:6)
He ALONE is worthy of our worship!
and….HE IS WITH US!
How could we doubt that He is with us!
Oh, let’s REJOICE that He is with us in this day!
And one day, one glorious day! Our faith will truly become sight!
But until then…
May we take the time to pause and to marvel….
May we be AWESTRUCK to know GOD IS WITH US!
Glory to God in the Highest!
Glory to God with us!