Bearing in mind we are living in a connected age, an age in which we can speak almost instantly to people across the world. Yet sometimes it seems that people have never been further apart at any time in the history of the world.
The thing about God is, he doesn’t do “far apart”. He isn’t distant and far off. That’s what he has always said about himself. And we are reminded about that each year at Christmas as we celebrate the Gift of God come down to man, the dawning of Immanuel which means “God is with us”. Jesus Christ was incarnated, fully God and fully man, to be with us. It had to be that way.
Immanuel – God’s son Jesus came to bring light into darkness, to save people from their sins, to guarantee that we might be close to God and remind us of God’s presence all the time. It is the greatest intervention in history.
And in the coming of Jesus, there is an invitation. Would you like God to be with you, to be that ever present help?