God Is Here

I begin and end my day with the statement:  “God is here.”  

It’s one of the most powerful statements to think, say, and act on, vital  for every stage and season of life.

 “God is here.” 

We may disagree with one another’s theology.  But. 

“God is here.” 

 We may doubt, deny, and even push God away.  But. 

“God is here.” 

We may be consumed, stressed, hurt, harmed, broken, and unable to believe. But.

“God is here.” 

We may settle for less than the best, dismissing what really matters, choosing not to care.  But.  

“God is here.” 

We may be depressed, oppressed, or despondent. But.

  “God is here.” 

The promised words of Immanuel, God with us, tell the story:

   A virgin will conceive and bear a Son,
        and His name will be Immanuel

(which is a Hebrew name that means “God with us”)

(Matthew 1: 23, NLT)

These words have announced God’s presence in times of lack, conflict, challenges, struggles, tragedies, abundance, peace, unity, and celebrations.  These words give hope to the hopeless, energy to the weary, peace to the stressed, and healing to all. These words transform, giving more than imagined to all of humanity . . . LIFE. 

“God is here.”  

Today’s Advent thought:   

“God is here.”   –Kerrie

One of my favorite Christmas pictures–I was so aware of God working in our lives–an amazing moment in time. 

If, you have access to the Salem, Oregon area Joshua and I  hope you will stop by between noon and four at our open house on December 16.  For details see https://tablethink.com.  I will keep you updated on my public Facebook page @https://www.facebook.com/kerriecarlislepalmer/

Advent Thoughts: 

  1. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/01/party/ Party.
  2. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/03/surprise-2/. Surprise!  
  3.  https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/04/you-know-2/ Do you know?  (This is long but worth thinking about.) 
  4. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/05/alliswell/.  All Is Well.  
  5. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/06/five-words-and-more/. Five Words . . . And More.
  6. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/07/the-problem-is/ The Problem Is . .
  7. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/08/transparencyandtrust/ Transparency And Trust. 
  8. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/09/red-letter-day/ Red-Letter-Day.
  9. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/10/best-advice-2/ Best Advice. 
  10. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/11/lean-in/ Lean In. 
  11. https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/12/not-yet/ Not-yet. 

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Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (https://www.tablethink.com), co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.