"All right then, the Lord Himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’)."
Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)
God with us. Do those words astound you? They do me because of the hope that is wrapped up in them. God is our Creator and decided to come be with us. He didn't create us just to watch us struggle and suffer here on earth, He created us to be with us. This is such a powerful desire that even though we failed to live out the lives He created us to live, He came to be with us. This speaks unfailing love to my heart. Here is what John 1 says:
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:1-5 (NLT)Accept and believe this unfailing love and faithfulness that came through Jesus Christ!
He came into the very world He created, but the world didn’t recognize Him. He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him. But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:10-14 (NLT)
From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. John 1:16-17 (NLT)
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