Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Emmanuel, ... God with us

Daily Light Devotions - June 1 - Evening

Emmanuel, ... God with us.

"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). 1

"But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built! 2

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 3

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. 4

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 5

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" 6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7

1 Matt 1:23;
2 2 Chron 6:18;
3 John 1:14;
4 1 Tim 3:16;
5 Heb 1:2;
6 John 20:19,20,26-28;
7 Isa 9:6

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