Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

I would have loved to be there on that night. I am sure that my eyes would be full of wonder to behold the little baby Jesus! I cannot even begin to imagine the emotion that I would be feeling. Young person, as amazing as it would be to have lived during the Life of Christ, do you realize that the promise of “Emmanuel- God with us” is still true today! That’s right! Jesus is just as real today as He was on the day of His miraculous birth! He tells us in Matthew 28:20 “and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen!” He is with you! No matter where you go He already knows! No matter what you do He already sees! Do not let Christmas be the only day that you celebrate the birth of Christ, because He is with you today! The next time you think that today does not matter or you are having a bad day think about this: Jesus is just as real today as the day that the shepherds stood around a lowly manger! He is just as loving today as the day that He gave His life on an old rugged cross! He is just as powerful today as the day He rose from the grave! Don’t forget to take time to thank “Emmanuel” for today! Don’t forget to spend time with Him! I am so glad that no matter what- GOD IS WITH US!

James Young

YP | Open Door Baptist Church

Lima, OH