6. Another angel visited Joseph inside a dream and said to him, “Mary’s baby will also be called ‘Emmanuel” this name means that God is with us.”
All of this week has been about the breaking of God into our world. Joseph’s experience seals the event into a name. “God is with us” should be our middle name and our very nature. May your prayer be today:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
But like Joseph don’t just sit on the knowledge – be prepared.