DAY 15

Immanuel

DECEMBER 17 

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:22-23

Our God is personal. Jesus did not come to rule with an iron fist; he came to be our friend (John 15:15). He’s not a distant God, aloof to our thoughts or fears. He is near; He is here; He Immanuel—God with us!

Here are two questions to reflect on and discuss as a family or on your own:

  1. Why is it important that Jesus is a personal God?

  2. How does knowing that our God is a personal God affect the way you pray?

Pray: “God, I am humbled that You are a personal God who I can approach—even now— in prayer. Thank You for being near and present in my life.”

As a Family: Go around and have each person share how the family can pray for them. Then, take time to pray for each other and to thank our God for being a personal God.

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