“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
Hank and Charlie were talking about how lonely their lives are without their wives. Both wives went Home to be with the Lord during the same year. “Even though we didn’t have a lot of friends, we were so happy,” Charlie mentioned. “Now, it is just plain lonely around here,” he said to his friend who was agreeing with what he said. A third friend, Tanner, joined the conversation and said, “You know, guys, my wife went Home to be with the Lord almost six years ago now. I miss her every day. I, too, am lonely at times, but fellas, we aren’t alone. Remember what Pastor Kenward read last Sunday in the message. He spoke about the miracle of Christmas that lasts every day. For those of us who know the Lord as our Savior, we may be lonely, but we aren’t alone. ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us,’ has come into our hearts and homes to live with us and help us. We just need to learn to be more conscious of His presence.” Tanner’s words are very true, aren’t they?
For today: I hope the grand blessing of knowing “Immanuel” is not just a seasonal thought to you!