Reconnect One: ImmanuelDecember 24, 2019
How many of us have cried out in the midst of suffering, “God where are you?” This side of eternity, we don’t know why some things happen. We can’t explain the purpose of suffering, or why really bad things sometimes happen to really good people. Instead of giving us perfect knowledge, God gave us His Son, Immanuel, God with us.
God did not leave us in our brokenness or misery. Instead, He entered into it with us. We have a God who knows our afflictions – who has been tested and tempted as we have – only He never sinned. He was beaten so we could be healed, He suffered a criminal’s death, so we could have eternal life – one we do not deserve and could not earn.
This tiny baby in the manger is God Himself. And when we ask, “where is God,” Immanuel cries out, “I am here.”