THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 4 (Extracts from Francois’ book God Believes in You)
God is not watching us from a distance, as the song suggests.
Emmanuel means God with us. God cannot get any closer to mankind than what he already did in the person of Jesus! He is not nearer to some than what he is to others, nor nearer to Jerusalem than to Johannesburg. As much as Jesus represents all of God, he represents the entire human race in one person.
To the Greek philosophers Paul says, “He is not far from each one of us, in him we live and move and have our being, we are indeed his offspring!″ Acts 17:27,28.