Everybody knows the Christmas story (that God came to be with us), but what if with-us a long time ago also meant with-you today: with-you right now and with-you while you’re on the phone this afternoon and with-you tonight at the party? That would bring the story a little closer to home.

“A virgin will . . . give birth to a Son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God-with-us).” Isaiah 7:14

Father, remind me.