Friday, December 25, 2009

Immanuel, God With Us

Learning God’s character, as displayed through His names, was something that revolutionized the way I live my life.  Every need I have finds it’s ultimate fulfillment in Him.   I cling to Him as my Home when I am lonely and longing for stability.  I look to Him as Counselor when I am needing wisdom as a parent.  And I recently cried out to Him as Jehovah Rapha when I went blind in my left eye (in His great grace He has restored my vision almost back to normal). 

This Christmas, more than any other, the name IMMANUEL (God with us) has been so precious to me.  It’s no surprise, really, when I have just been touched by Him in such a powerful way.  I speak not merely of His work as Healer, but also as the One who accompanied me through each test, IV treatment, each moment of waiting.  The One who carried me through each disorienting hour, each sleepless night.  He was WITH me in a way I have never experienced before, and now I have the joy of knowing Him more deeply.  The very One who came as a babe, to die for me, is WITH me.  My Savior.  My Immanuel. 
May He be WITH you today in a special way as well!  Merry Christmas! 


Donna said...

Merry Christmas to you all, from all of us Jordan's!!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Shilo -
I came here from Manuela's place at The Pleasure's of Homemaking. I love what I've read here and I identify with this post. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be back to visit often.

bettyl said...

I certainly can relate! I moved half way around the world (well only a quarter, but it seems like half) a few years ago and He is the reason that I know I am where I should be. That knowledge keeps me going when things get out of control. Thanks so much for the post!

Tim and Susan said...

That is definetly one of the things that is precious to celebrate at Christmas and one of those promises I am constantly reminding my kids and claimin for myself...God is with me.

Glitter & Bliss said...

That was such a beautiful post!! You encourage me to trust in Him more. I too get anxious about so many things. I know I need to trust in him more. My father's death did a number on me, and I haven't been the same since. I worry about things so much more now. Thank you for your post. I will trust in Him more, and turn my worries over. That will be my New Year's Resolution. Also, I got your sweet thank you note. Thank you so much for that!! The Happiest of New Years to you and yours. Leslie

Anonymous said...

Again a honesty a possessions post. Thanks your friend

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Shilo,

I hope you're doing well. Thank you for stopping by today. It was a pretty productive year last year. I hadn't realized until I did that retrospective post LOL!

Happy New Year to you and your family.



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