Last time, we looked at how God desires to be with us. He was Emmanuel, “God with us”, from the beginning of the world. He walked with Adam and Eve. He holds us with we need him. He is behind us and he is before us. Today, let’s look at how every aspect of God is with us. Father, Son, & Spirit. The Trinity.
How absolutely, ineffably incredible! God is so high and so powerful. Yet, his great desire is to be with us. And he made a way to do this. I think about the words from “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”:
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
God sent Jesus, his son, as a baby. When Jesus had to go back into heaven, he sent the Spirit to be with us. And we don’t really deserve that kind of love.
“And I will ask the Father and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be with you.”
We see in the Old Testament that God is with us. We see in the Christmas story and in the Gospels that Jesus came, quite literally, to be with us. And we see in Jesus’ promise and in Acts and the letters to the apostles that the Spirit is with us. It “lives with us”.
We rarely think of the Trinity as Emmanuel. But I think the Bible is clear that every part of God is with us.
Spend some time today praising God for every part of himself. Thank God the Father that he is with you. Thank Jesus the Son that he came to be with you. And thank the Spirit for being your advocate and friend – with you.
…And Joy http://alittlesanctuary.org/and-joy/
Summer Christmas http://alittlesanctuary.org/summer-christmas/
God with us: Part I http://alittlesanctuary.org/god-us-part/
God with us: Part II http://alittlesanctuary.org/god-us-part-ii/
God with us: Part III http://alittlesanctuary.org/god-us-part-iii/
Storying Christmas: Waiting http://alittlesanctuary.org/storying-christmas-waiting/
Christmas Eve & The Miracle Fern http://alittlesanctuary.org/christmas-eve-miracle-fern/