Immanuel: God with us, always present

I know God is transcendent, lifted high above and beyond anything I can possible imagine. Yet, as promised in Isaiah and made visible in Jesus Christ, He is with each of us NOW, here, in every breath we take, every beat of our heart, in every molecule that is us. We can “kill” Him with our words and actions, we ignore Him as we decide what is “ours” and what is “His,” yet He never leaves us. He died for us out of His incredible desire and love for us.  He rose again so that we would know He will never abandoned us and can follow Him into life eternal!.

“Let me never be tempted to think that my sins are too great to be forgiven, too abominable to be touched by your mercy.  Let me never run away from you but return again and again, asking you to be my Lord, my Shepherd, and my refuge.”  Henri Nouwen

Strawberry Mt, John Day, OR

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