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Advent 2019 – Day 24

Our Advent season has come to an end! And tomorrow we can rejoice on Christmas that Immanuel has arrived to dwell with us.

Last year at this time, our son John’s youngest daughter was only beginning to learn to crawl. Lydia had to be carried everywhere by her mother or father. She was very aware of both their presence and absence. If Kelly left the room, Lydia felt abandoned and protested with tears. Lydia depended on sight.

In this series of devotionals we have focused on how from the very beginning and continuing right until now, God’s forever plan has been to enjoy companionship with His people. In this world we have difficulty seeing Him walk beside us, we can’t reach out and touch His hand. We have to accept His presence by faith.

 But a day is coming when we will rise to be with our Lord in Heaven. In Rev. 21:3, the apostle John wrote: “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people!He will live with them, and they will be his people.God himself will be with them.”

 Faith will become sight. Ultimately we will live with God forever! Tomorrow, as you celebrate the birth of Jesus, remember His other name: Immanuel – “God With Us!”

 

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