Matthew 1:22-25 New International Version (NIV)
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the
prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call
him Immanuel” [a] (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded
him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their
marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Immanuel is a Hebrew name that appears in the Book of Isaiah. It means “God is with us.”
Someone in your life needs to remember that God is with them.
Challenge: Do something today to share this truth. Put a bookmark or note with scripture in a book and leave it in a free library. Leave a Bible or a note of encouragement with scripture somewhere for someone to “find.” Smile at someone. Hold the door for them. Purchase an extra cup of coffee for someone that you know or don’t know- just to be a blessing. Do something to remind them that they are not alone because God is with us.
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