Immanuel

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).  Matt 1:23

Immanuel
God with us.
From Zion to earth
and birth to death,
the eternal to the temporal,
Holiness to sin.
 
Immanuel
in my daily work
and rest,
my highs
and lows,
the good and bad.
 
Emmanuel
when we wage war
and quarrel.
Personally and communally.
When we help or hinder.
When a child lives
or dies.
When nations and empires
rage
and fall.
 
Emmanuel
on my journey
by day or
by life,
my eyes open
or closed.
My life open or closed.
 
Emmanuel,
“I will never leave you or fosake you.”
 
Emmanuel,
will I leave you or forget you?
will we stumble
with our eyes shut to the light?
 
Emmanuel,
“Are you there?”
 
“God with us” 
You are!
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