Incarnation 9

“Matthew begins his Gospel telling us that Jesus is ‘God with us’—Emmanuel. At the end of his Gospel, he recounts Jesus’s final words to his disciples, ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20). It is not just that God was with us in Jesus, but that Jesus continues to be with us. He is still Emmanuel. And because I believe he is with me, I live differently; I have peace, I find strength, I live seeking to walk with him.” —Adam Hamilton, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas (page 109)

 

How do you live differently because Jesus was and continues to be “Emmanuel”?


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