Embrace God

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). ~ Matthew 1:23

Jesus is also known as Immanuel because He is literally “God with us.” You see, God, Jesus, existed from eternity. There was never a time when Jesus did not exist. But there was a time when Jesus put aside His divinity to come to this old dusty world to save those who hated Him with a passion. Why?

Jesus being born in Bethlehem is literally the Christmas story. He is our real and true Christmas present from Almighty God. You see, Jesus didn’t come into this world because He had to come, well, at least NOT for Himself. He did not come because we loved Him and wanted Him to come. No! The Word of God says:

11 He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.

John 1:11

Matter of fact, the Word says that although He made the world, the world did not recognize Him. We did not know who He was, yet He came anyway and was mistreated and abused. Knowing this, He still chose to give His life for us sinners.

So, it wasn’t because of our love for Him that He came, but because of our “desperate need” for Him that He came. We were utterly lost without Him. Jesus already existed; He didn’t have to come in order to exist. He shared the Father’s glory for past eternity, but nonetheless, He chose to put all of that aside to save us. He literally became ‘God with us.’

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Embrace God.

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