“If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: God with us.” ~John F. MacArthur, writer & minister
“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”– which means, “God with us.”
(Matthew 1:23 NIV)
“Immanuel” is one of my favorite words in the whole Bible.
Here’s my other favorite word: reconcile (or reconciling, reconciliation … any version of the word.) God is all about reconciliation, which means to make an enemy a friend. And that all started with Immanuel, God with us.
“For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.”
(2 Corinthians 5:19 a NLT)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year! I am taking a break from posting until Monday, January 2, 2011. I’m looking forward to spending focused time with my family and friends.