© 2018 Lynn Abbott
“‘Do not fear,’ the angels said. ‘For behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord,’” (Luke 2:10-11).
…For all the people.
And our heavenly Father knows this well.
The Psalmist penned, ” Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust,” (Psalm 103:13-14).
In His grace, God took the form of man, that He might redeem us (Philippians 2:5-8).
“He is mindful that we are but dust,” (Psalm 103:14).
Then, although He ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us, He did not leave us without the comfort of His Holy Spirit, (John 14: 2; John 16:7,13; Acts 1:8).
He is with us here. He goes with us there. He has promised He will never leave or forsake us, (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Our Savior, Our Sovereign Shepherd has said, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” (Isaiah 41:10).
Yes, He is still Immanuel. He is with us here. He goes with us there.
For in this world, we stumble. We hurdle.
Our faith falters.
We suffer. We grieve.
Naturally, you and I want to run “home.” And without a doubt, one day, a beautiful homecoming will be ours.
But for now, the Light of the World goes forth… with us.
“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope, The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness,” ~Lamentations 3:21-23