There is one

The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:24 TPT

The difficult news first…

My love is conditional.

Your faithfulness is limited.

Your loved one’s care is finite.

Harsh to say… but it is the truth. There is no getting around the fact that we are human and, even in our best intentions to be trustworthy, selfless and understanding, we all fall short.

Every single one of us will make a promise and break it. We will plan to make that call to check in with someone and forget. We will give of ourselves fully and still make a mistake. We will try our best to break a habit that is hurtful to ourselves and those around us, and fail.

The good news…

There is one whose love is endless.

His faithfulness limitless.

His care is ever present.

The God of Israel, who promised a Messiah, a help in times of trouble, was faithful to His word. His promise took generations to come, but oh… the Promised One came!

Just as Jesus “moved into the neighborhood” * to live, teach & care for God’s children, God is here for you this day.

Emmanuel, God with us.

Fear not, oh, Israel for there is peace still to come
A word to break the silence, a promise set to bloom
The promise to redeem us, one to free us
Break this silence in the violence in our lives

Emmanuel is sure to find us soon
The mighty rule to Jesse’s star of truth
And bring us unto glory, tell His story
Heal the broken and restore thee to His name

The star will guide us to the humble place
Where Christ the King reveals His earthly face
And we will see Emmanuel, God is with us
God is for us, God is in us, we will see

We’re singing Hallelujah
We’re singing Hallelujah
Emmanuel, our God is with us

We have a God who knows our name. He speaks to us in love and will complete His plan for us.

Emmanuel, God is with us
God is for us, God is in us!
The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:24 TPT


* From John 1:14 The Message; The Promise by Michael W. Smith

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