Where Is God?

Christmas approaches. The day we celebrate as the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, arrives. We look at our world and some may wonder where is God?

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give  you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isa. 7:14.

Matthew 1:22 gives us the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy and the meaning behind it.

“…which being interpreted is, God with us.”

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.” Psallm 139:7-11.

Where is God?

He is wherever His people are. And He promises,

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Heb. 13:5b

He is among those in need.

“For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”

And the righteous will ask, When did I do this for you?

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Matt. 25:35-36;40).

He is in His own.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Gal. 2:20.

He is at the right hand of God.

“…who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us…Rom. 3:34b; Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Heb. 7:25.

Where is God?

“…which being interpreted is, God with us.”

As you think on Christmas and God with us, what does that mean to you? How does He make his presence known to you?

Heavenly Father, thank you.


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