Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Emmanuel... God with us! (Relation, not Religion!)

Yesterday, all day it niggled at me...how to  encapsulate the Awesomeness 
that salvation is so much more than a ticket to Heaven or exemption from hell! 
(I felt like yesterday's post may have left that impression)
We don't just believe/receive and then we're left to fend for ourselves until we die and go to Heaven. Last night I listened to the sermon I missed (click link) the day before while teaching Sunday School. 
He spoke on exactly,  exactly what I was trying to piece together in my thoughts/prayers.
Salvation is Emmanuel! 
God with us! 
God the Father sent Jesus His Son so when we believe we receive a Comforter, the Holy Spirit
Peace, a Wonderful Counselor,  a Friend, a Father, a comforter, 
a sustain-er, healer, hope, guidance,Unwavering absolution(even when we doubt) 
Emmanuel! God with us here on earth! 
The part that makes it Relation, not religion! 
Salvation is so much more than just a Heaven-pass!

 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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God sent His son into the World to bring hope, light and peace
Mankind, born into sin composes Mercy’s diocese
The need for one Pure Sacrifice to save this sin-cursed breed

…to void the law for blood of rams and bulls and goats to spill
Unable to accomplish what Jesus came to fulfill
The King of kings and Lord of lords, a Lamb for you and me

And hope for all; The Fall no longer dooms mankind because
God sent His Son, named Jesus, Immanuel, God with us

No grave could hold, no stone could barricade Emmanuel
The risen Lord abides and guides and whispers ‘it is well’
Though ages roll the God of ageless soul is undeterred
And all who seek will find Him, just as promised in His Word

© Janet Martin

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