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!
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