Emmanuel. God with us. God among us. God with me.Today we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Lord, the King, the promised one. God wrapped flesh. Sent as Savior to redeem us for a relationship with Him. Amazing love from a Sovereign God! I bow at the manger in gratitude – Fear not! I bring your tidings of great joy which will be for all people.Thankful. So thankful. God with me.Last week we walked through the horrible news that Mr FabulousFifty’s parents were killed in a car accident less than a half mile from their home of 45 years. Papa was 91. Omi was 84. They had endured a life of good stuff and hard. Health and sickness. Poverty and wealth. They left this earth together which was wonderful thing for them.A severe mercy for us.We now face the hardwork of grief and the paperwork process of an estate of many years.And yet – even in this – God is good.God is with us. God. Is. With. Me.