Christmas 5b: God With Us

The Nativity of Christ, an Icon by the hand of Matthew Garrett

The miracle of Christmas is “God with us”. God comes near, dwells with us, sympathizes with our weakness. When we draw near in return, we are challenged and changed, forgiven and freed, healed and made holy. Is this your year to draw near? – Lisa <><

Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel–which means, “God with us.”

Matthew 28:20
Jesus said, “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

With you
By Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia

With you there is safety
With you there is peace
With you I am never alone
With you there’s a light for the long journey home
With you there is healing and hope

With you I can slumber
With you I can stand
With you I can run and play
With you I can walk through the valley some day
With you there is healing and hope

With you I see sickness
With you I see need
With you I see souls to embrace
With you I can meet every wrong face to face
With you there is healing and hope

With you there is purpose
With you there is life
With you there is courage and truth
I’m finally me because I am with you
With you there is healing and hope

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With You © 2010 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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