January 4, 2020

Saturday
Matthew 1:23; Matthew 28:20

Emmanuel

For God to dwell among us and with us was a tremendous thing. By taking the form of a servant, Jesus became a touchable, reachable, approachable man. He was truly Emmanuel, God with us.

In Matthew 28:20, after his death and resurrection, the Lord Jesus reassured his disciples by saying, “Behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age.” This word is for all of us believers. This Emmanuel, who is God with us, became in resurrection the life-giving Spirit who lives in our spirit. By his living in us every day, we can experience God with us always!