Saturday, December 23, 2006

God With Us?

Azariah the prophet described what happens when God is not with us.

The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you… In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil. One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress (2 Chron 15:2,5,6).

The angel that spoke to Joseph said that Jesus would be called Emmanuel, which means “God with us”. The angel that sung to the shepherds described what would happen, if God is with us.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests (Luke 2:14).

The modern world seems to be more like the first description than the second one. Guess where God is?

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