only because you shaped my life from clay and dust
can i know you as creator friend
only because you saw my brokenness
can my wounds be healed with a potter’s hands
only because of who you are and all you’ve done
can i see the way i should go
only because of your unfailing love
can i walk in peace and grace and more…
i hang on only because you do not let me go
i stand in awe only because you have raised me up
i believe today only because you help me see through eyes of faith
i take the next step knowing that you are my ONLY and my BECAUSE.
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin[f] will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust.
God with us. Trying to unpack those three words is a bit overwhelming. With no verb, there is not a time frame to when God is with us. Wherever we are in our lives – our vast geographies, our span of experiences, our unique situations – God is with us.
God with us in our distractions.
God with us in the things we cannot control.
God with us in our celebrations.
God with us in the mundane things.
God with me in my loss.
God with me when I am searching.
God with me when I fail.
God with me in my frustrations.
God with me in a moment of utter joy.
God with me, nudging me, loving me and coming after me when I choose to not be with him.