Do you know what your name means?
The name Caleb means “faithful”
The name Mona means “noble”
And my name, Linda, means “most stunning being on earth”… Ok, I may have made that one up!
There is a name we sing a lot when it comes to Christmas Carols and it is attributed to Jesus. The name is Immanuel and it means “God with us”.
It doesn’t mean God is only with us on the 25th December, it doesn’t mean God is with us only if we are perfect, it means God is always with us.
It’s great we remember and we celebrate Jesus at Christmas time, but let’s not forget Jesus is there for us at all times. God’s presence with us is not reliant on the time of the year, or on our own actions, but was shown to us when he displayed His ultimate love by sending Jesus to earth.
Immanuel is not just for Christmas, Immanuel is always.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.