God is with us!

Yesterday I danced with joyful abandon before YHWH. (Unlike David in scripture, I kept all my clothes on.) In a dance studio where I once danced when I was an addict, broken and entirely believing the devil’s lies that I was worth nothing, I now danced with great joy in response to the wonderfully good news of my Jesus. It just so happens that seven and a half years after hitting my “rock bottom”, the church of which I am a member meets in dance studios I once danced in. 

The devil said, “You are worthless. You will never be able to survive without a substance or activity to give you hope. You will never be able to live without this.” 

God said, “In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people’, there they will be called the children of God.” (Romans 9:26

I danced because God has come to dwell with us. In the middle of the service, the pastor called a young mother forward. A baby was contentedly resting against his mother. We had a visible picture of Mary and Jesus. 

Suddenly it struck me that God has come to us as a baby. A little baby with a newborn cry. A little, helpless, gentle weak baby. I had noted this in preservice prayer as I had thanked God publicly for the gift of Jesus coming as a baby; but the visual seemed to bring it to my attention for the first time. 

God was a baby. 

Last night in meditation, I came to John 1:18.

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. 

God is with us! He has made Himself known. His coming as a baby is one of the many ways He has revealed Himself to us. 

Today be encouraged that God is with you! One of the epistles notes that He is not far from any of us. He is with us AND HE HAS MADE HIMSELF KNOWN! 

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