Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Special Promise... Just for You

Welcome to Word-filled Wednesday!

~Merry Christmas~

So blessed you could join us today. I'm delighted to be your hostess!


His name is Immanuel, "our God with us". The name is a promise, as He is the promise. It describles what He means, or what He can mean. He is with us, His is for us. He is Immanuel. He is our God. Long before His first coming it was nonetheless still His name. (Micheal Card)

Father, how can we ever thank you enough for this precious promise? Thank you for never leaving us, nor forsaking us through every circumstance we have faced or will ever face. Because of this great promise we will never be alone. You walk with us, you are there by our side, you dry ever tear from our eyes. You rejoice with us and sing over us. Make your self fully know to us O Immanuel!


Cathy said...

Just beautiful, I love that, Susan.

lori said...

Dear Friend!
Merry Christmas! We are both dwelling on the same WORD today..."Emmanuel/Immanuel"!

Great minds, thinking alike!

Love you! MERRY Christmas to all and to all a GOOD Night!!

peace now, peace always!


MrsJayPeg said...

No sweeter words. "God with us."

Not God down the block from us or God mildly interested in us...God WITH us.


Peggy said...

Blessings and Merry CHRISTmas Susan!

The promise I am holding on to and so thankful that you shared this: Our precious Emmanuel... so thankful HE is here with me...Love your prayer! Speaks my heart! Love Michael Card! The special promise I need...thank you!

Your WFW so beautifully points to HIM, Our Lord Jesus, that Wise men seek then and now...letters are wonderfully done & draw me to focus on JESUS: truly the reason for this season we celebrate and await.

Love, Peace & Joy surround you & yours during this CHRISTmas time,
(((hugs))) Peggy

Fliterary said...

Amen! Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for being our Immanuel.

Merry Christmas, Susan!

crittyjoy said...

One of my favorite names for Him!

God with Us.....what a wonderful thing :)

Merry Christmas!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Amen! What a beautiful promise indeed!

Merry Christmas my friend!

stacey said...

Very Beautiful, It is so great to know that He is with us~Immanuel!
Merry Christmas:)

His Unfailing Love said...

So wonderful. I love it Susan. Thanks for this post. Emmanuel has indeed come... to set us free!

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray!
Psalms 46:10-11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Thank you Lord for always being with us...

Merry Christmas!

Susannah said...

So happy to you join you this week! Thank you for hosting today, Susan.

Immanuel... God with us. A very beautiful word.

Merry Christmas my sweet friend.

Hugs, e-Mom :~D

aspiritofsimplicity said...

perfect verse for the day before Christmas eve.

Joan Hall said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Chelle said...

Amen and merry Christmas!

Amydeanne said...

beautiful Susan!
Merry Christmas

ozjane said...

I heard a lovely interpretation...literal Strong's translation of that verse on the radio tonight on route to the prayer meeting...and I could not manage to remember it...and it added some lovely depth.
God with us......What a promise.

Tammy said...

Emmanuel brings warmth to my soul. It is a beautiful name and a wonderful promise. Merry Christmas!!

Lauren said...

beautiful!! Merry Merry Merry Christmas!!! :)

Lauren said...

Beautiful!! Merry Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Kaye Swain said...

I am so grateful that our God is with us! Thank you for a lovely reminder. And speaking of reminders, don't forget that you can download 25 free mp3 Christmas carols from Amazon, including several praise and worship Christmas songs. You can find the link at SandwichINK Thursday Twitter resources. :) In addition, I found another free one from Amazon, by Matt Maher. It's Silent Night with O Come O Come Emmanuel intertwined. It's really lovely. For that one, you can go to bit.ly/8jJyHw - don't type a www first. Or check out Twitter - @SandwichINK. I've posted it there as well :)

Thank you so much for hosting WFW! Merry Christmas!

Joanne Sher said...

Amen - lovely mood for this time -and a message that is NEVER old.

Christine said...

Love all the names of our savior. Thank you for sharing.

Come on over and see one of my greatest gifts...

Sunny Shell said...

Amen sister Susan,

Thank the Lord our God for His promises that are all "YES" in Christ Jesus.

And thank you dear sister for hosting WFW today. It's been a long while since I've been able to participate.

Bless you & your family. May the Lord bless you all with a very merry CHRISTmas. :-)

Bless you dear sister,

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

Thank you for hosting this. This is my first week and I'm so glad I could participate! I can already tell this is going to be such a blessing!

I pray you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Faithfully Serving Him,

Teresa <><

Crown of Beauty said...

Such a beautiful verse, one of my favorites! Immanuel, God with us.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog place today.

Have a meaningful Christmas celebration.


luvmy4sons said...

Have a very Merry Christmas sweet sister. I know with all those lovely grandchildren it will be extra special. Thanks for stopping by my place. I pray God bless you richly in the New Year! Hugs!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Merry Christmas to you as well! So glad we live under the umbrella of Immanuel together.


Maxine said...

Amen! Have the most blessed Christmas ever!

Laurencita said...

A Blessed Christmas to you and to your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Isaiah 63:7-9: I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
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