Day 7 - December 9, 2017

Never Alone

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet; ‘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 1:22-23
 
In this season of festivities, sometimes in the midst of a crowd we feel alone and lonely. But feelings are just that: feelings. They are not always correct but they are our current reality. Then, we stop, look and read Scripture and realize what we feel is not correct. It is only an attack of the enemy of our soul, Satan, trying to steal our joy. We understand that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

We are strong in the power of the Lord and can not be defeated. Therefore, we must read, memorize and quote Scripture back to ourselves and to God. This will enable us to rejoice in this glorious season of expectation awaiting the birth of our Lord. It will also empower us to celebrate knowing Immanuel, God with us. We are not alone, never alone.
 
Let us pray:
God of power and might, we come thanking you for giving Jesus the name Immanuel because it is a reminder that we are never alone. It also reminds us of the reason for the season: to thank you for sending Jesus into the world to save us from our sins and close the breach that sin caused between you and me. Thank you. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
 
submitted by the Reverend Dr. Dorothy L. Smith

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