Emmanuel - God with Us

December 13, 2017 by Beth Richardson

God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas.

Today, remember that God meets us wherever we are and whoever we are. 


From Child of the Light: Walking through Advent and Christmas by Beth A. Richardson. Copyright © 2005 by the author. Published by Upper Room Books. Video copyright © The Upper Room.


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