God with Us

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An angel came to bring good news

To a virgin girl named Mary,

“Don’t be afraid, you’ve found favor with God,

A baby boy, His son, He’s chosen you to carry.”


His name shall be called Jesus,

Emmanuel, God with us,

King of kings, Lord of lords,

In Him we’ll place our trust.


Mary and Joseph had a long journey ahead,

The Inn had no room for them to stay,

So Mary gave birth in a stable

And laid Him in a manger filled with hay.


The news spread fast through all the land

Of Christ our Savior’s birth

Sent to earth to cleanse our sins,

To give our lives great worth.


A single star that lead the way,

Three Wise Men to their King,

A baby boy, His manger bed,

Such joy His birth did bring.


A gift to us from God above,

Our Savior born that night,

A virgin birth, the Son of God,

The King of love and light.


~Amanda N. Sams

December 16, 2013


26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God.36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Luke 1:26-38 (NIV)