I am in awe of the name Emmanuel. It’s my favorite name for Jesus. The literal translation is “God with us”. This name tells me that Jesus really wants to be with me. He wants to grace me with his nearness. That the tangible nearness I crave is aligned with his desire to be near. Awesome!
So when I read a message from Farshid Fathi (a Pastor incarcerated in a prison in Iran) entitled “2014, The Year of God’s Presence”, my heart jumped for joy.
Join me in enjoying this.
Let it be so Lord! Draw near to us and give us a renewed strength to press in for more of you in 2014. We want to see and feel you walk among us, Jesus!