God came close.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel, which means, God with us." -Mathew 1:23.
God came close. He made himself low, in the form of a baby, not even a wealthy baby. Showing himself in that way, making his dwelling among us, shows me that the world in its fragile and often complicated state did not scare a God who chose this route to come into the world.
God with us. Then and now. For the angel said to Joseph, "she will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
He is still with us, still close. Still able to bring freedom and lasting peace.
Have a listen to Barlow Girl's song "Hallelujah Light is Come" - it's a beautiful song that reminds me that all the praise goes to God - who " has heard our cry."
"So close to me
The Son of God
Now all can see
We've been found."