A Comforting Name
"One of the most comforting names given to our Savior is Immanuel, 'God with us'. Because of the indwelling Christ, believers are never separated from His permanent presence. We are in Christ and He is in us. What an encouragment! What a comfort! What an assurance! We always have a shoulder to lean on, the broard shoulders of Immanuel. We always have Someone to listen to our heartache-our constant Companion...Jesus. The gods of other religions are usually in some far-off, remote corner. Not so with our Creator and Redeemer. Once in us, He will never leave us, abandon us, or forget us."
Charles F. Stanley from Into His Presence