“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23

These words were spoken by Isaiah hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth. He had even prophesied through the birth of his own son about another son who would be born of a virgin. His name means, “God With Us.”

Jesus was and still is God with us. He promised that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us. We can commune with Him today. Now He has given us His Holy Spirit to speak to us, to lead us and to guide us. He has come to live within us. This occurs when we confess our sins, turn to Him and ask Him to save us.

We are His temple. NOTHING compares to being with Him, listening to Him, obeying His words to us.

Do you feel far from God? Many people do. Satan has always lied to God’s children, He always seeks to question God’s character, His love for His children and His nearness.

KNOW THIS – God is with YOU. When you ask His forgiveness, you WILL receive it (see 1 John 1:9). Then forgive yourself. You are now cleansed—you can come into His throne room as His son or daughter.