Today at church the sermon was about God being with us. Always. He was named Emmanuel, God with us.
It was talking about the times when we just don't get why life throws us curve balls, and why things just don't seem to be working the way we had planned. But that even in the times when things just don't seem right, God is there. Always there.
I loved this message.
These last couple of weeks we have been struggling with N's behaviors, and E's behaviors, and daycare. We have taken them out of daycare and are working with friends to keep them at home. We have amazing friends. Things worked, and fell into place that not only were we being blessed and helped, but that we were able to help our friends by giving them some extra money when they needed it.
We have several very close friends that are dealing with some very hard situations, children sick, weird lab work, businesses closing, lost jobs, school issues, health issues... and the common denominator is that we all know our God as Emmanuel.
We don't under stand it, we don't pretend to have the answers, and we don't always do so well in trusting that God's got this, and us, in His hands. But He does. So we pray. We are reminded in sermon's like this morning's that this Christmas we are celebrating the God, who is with us. Who became flesh so that He could be one of us. And so that we would always have the knowledge that He loves us above ALL else.
Emmanuel.... Gos is With us... Praise your name!