God has been speaking to me so much about the true meaning of Christmas as Immanuel, God with us. I feel like it’s been a very personal gift: Scripture has been jumping out at me in a new way, different devotions and worship songs have echoed the message. And yes, God even uses the TV.
I woke this morning to hearing the most beautiful version of Silent Night on the TV. I wiped the sleep out of my eyes and was reaching for my glasses as it shifted into O Come, O Come Immanuel. Tears sprang into my eyes as I found myself opening my arms to receive Immanuel, God with me and rejoicing at how He ransomed me and gave His life for me. But that gift isn’t just for me, it’s for everyone. Can you imagine? God came down from Heaven as a humble baby in a sinful, messy, imperfect world so that we could be set free and have Him/God WITH us every single day. A God who loves us and meets us right where we are.
Oh, I could just listen to this song over and over. I hope it is a blessing to you too. You’ll need to scroll down and pause the music player at the bottom of my blog so you can hear the video by itself.