Immanuel - God With Us
We sing it and we read about it during the Advent season, but do we really experience God with us? I did last night. I was driving to choir practice for the last rehearsal before our big Christmas concert. I had worked 12 hours and took care of a difficult patient while I was there. As I drove, I began to think about that patient and I began to have an anxiety attack. I began to cry, my heart began to pound, and I was breathing hard. I managed to get to the church parking lot and continued to cry. I didn’t want to sit in the parking lot and I didn’t want to drive home, but I knew I couldn’t go into practice. I got out of the car and walked into church and entered the dark, empty, quiet sanctuary. I sat down in a pew and just continued to cry. I walked up to the front chancel and stood beneath the cross and cried out to Jesus and looked up at the cross. I sat down in the chancel, continued to be anxious and cry. I prayed out loud and slowly I felt Jesus surround me. A warm feeling of peaceful energy surged through my body and I could feel His Love and Peace. I sat there for a long time experiencing “God with Us”.
This Advent season, take some time to experience the miracle of “God with us” for yourself as we once again welcome to our world the Holy Child, Perfect Son of God.
Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.