God came to earth to be with us.

God came to earth in the form of a human.  God put on an “earth suit” of flesh and was born of a woman so that He could walk among us, and live among us. Jesus is God wrapped in flesh. As I blogged yesterday, it was not a pretty entrance into the world. Real life is seldom pretty and predictable.

The name Emmanuel literally means “God among us.”

Matthew 1:23
“…and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Christ Born of Mary  (Matthew 1:18-23)

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

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“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you . . . yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”

~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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13 thoughts on “God came to earth to be with us.

    1. Good point. I loved that cartoon as a kid,( and I do have it someone around the house on VHS.)

      Thanks for visiting, Middlemay… you live the the area, we might bump into each other in person some time in the “real world.” I am also in Upstate NY, 30 mins from Saratoga.

          1. I started out in Orange County, when it was “the sticks.” It is crazy built-up these days. I keep moving further and further upstate, and I expect one day to wake up in Canada, eh?

          2. I’m from Bergen County, NJ and we used to think of Orange County as almost the sticks. 🙂 My aunt did the same thing. Kept moving north all the way up to a partially heated old house in Lake Placid. My father vowed never to cross the northern border of NJ after a Thanksgiving up there. He was a NJ snob!

          3. ha! I personally don’t like Jersey, but Hubby worked there after college, and has fond memories. I do have cousins there.

            We love Lake Placid (and just below it, Keene Valley, one of my favorite places on the planet—-they can keep the beach, give me a mountain stream anytime.

            I take it you are ABOVE Saratoga?

          4. We’re in Fort Edward, Washington County. I LOVE the beach, but I also love farmland. I think New Jersey gets a bad reputation for a few choice areas and endless TV shows. There are some very nice parts of the much maligned state. A lot of people I know rave about Keene Valley, but we haven’t had a chance to go there yet–maybe next summer. We had our honeymoon up near Lake Placid and it was beautiful. One of the reasons I made my book set in 19th century NJ is to give people a different sense of the place–when it gets made into a movie everyone will love NJ! LOL.

          5. ha! I hope it DOES get made into a movie!!!

            I have to finish my NaNo project…I got the first chapter done, but I have given myself leeway (sp) for December…and will get back at it with a vengeance in January.

            My hubby is originally from Washington County, it’s beautiful there.

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