What God accomplished for us through the birth and ministry of Jesus is a reason to rejoice for all time because His name remains Emmanuel.

They shall call his name Emmanuel, which means, God with us. - Matthew 1:23 Click To Tweet


Emmanuel – God is with us
In our hearts and in our homes
Emmanuel – God is with us
Transforming us from within
Emmanuel – God is with us
Each and everyday of the year
Emmanuel – God is truly with us
Beyond the ornaments and the lights
Emmanuel – God will always be with us
In this joyful Christmas and evermore

May this be our portion forever in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017

(Related: When this Baby was Born)

Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. - Matthew 28:20 Click To Tweet

Scriptural references:

Matthew 1:22 – 23
“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

Luke 1:78-79
“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

(Related: A Christmas Prayer)

John 14:23
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

Titus 2:11-14
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

Matthew 28:20 (ESV)
“… behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

(Related: Dare We Break the Saviour’s Heart?)

This is a poem with Bible verses to remind us of God's abiding presence. Click To Tweet

The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.





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    • Thanks a lot, Maureen! I hope, by God’s grace, that it gives a little encouragement to readers. You are blessed!

  1. God is always with us. All we need do is to seek him. He is ever faithful. sometimes we go through tough situations and we try to solve them on our own forgetting that we have our Emmanuel who is always with us. Thank you Ma for reminding us about the love of Christ. God bless you, Aunty Edith.

  2. Its so comforting to know that wherever we are or whatever we may do God is always going to be by our side ..I think the thought and consciousness of that will surely help us to face life squarely. Remain blessed Ma


  4. God is really with us, and he is the reason for this season, his grace is always sufficient … there is no greater love than the one he showed us. I love you, Jesus!

  5. Emmanuel! u are all in all…
    what more do I need ?
    when u are everywhere dx Christmas and always …
    to you be all glory given, for we adore your presence always and forever.

  6. “Emmanuel-God with us” this uplifts ones spirit when it seems like all hope is lost. thanks ma for publishing this passage from the Bible plus other verses included.

  7. Christ in me is the hope of glory… Thanks ma for I am encouraged by this piece. “Emmanuel – God with us”

  8. This Christmas shall be a wonderful and blessed one. It will put a smile on everyone’s face because God is with Us (Emmanuel) and with Him All things are possible

    WITH US,
    IN US,
    FOR US.

  10. God is always with us “Emmanuel”, even the way the name sounds in our mouths is a thing of joy coupled with the fact that it means a lot in our lives. if there is no Emma in your live, what are you then living for? MA I wish you Emmanuel in this Xmas period.

  11. Fear not for thy God is with us…I have always had deep passion for poems. I love this piece; it’s simple and concise. Also accompanied by scriptural backups.

  12. The name alone is enough to destroy thy devil. Emmanuel, ”God is with us”. I need you, Emmanuel to guide my footsteps. Thank you Jesus!

  13. Truly God is with us. He perfects and directs all which concerneth us. Emmanuel may your name always be glorified and may the joy of your birth never cease in our lives. Faithful and excellent God.

  14. yes, indeed God is truly with us, when you look around you and see the things happening to other people, you just pause for a second to ask yourself; am i more righteous than these people? does God love me more? did they commit more sin than i have? its just the grace of God

  15. I myself am a living testimony of Gods goodness…indeed! I can say God is with me. EMMANUEL, THANK GOD FOR GIVING YOU TO US. AMEN.

  16. Emmanuel is God from beginning to the end. There’s no place for argument, He is GOD all by Himself. Welcome to 2018!!!!

  17. The poem uses simple diction and poetic device to present what can be said to be one of the most powerful names in the world. Emmanuel. God with us. A beautiful peace. Thank You Ma

  18. Emmaneul, God is with me, he is my shade, my fortress and my hope. If he is with me, who can be against me? until we acknowledge the relevance of Emmanuel {God} in our life, we shall continue to suffer and perish. Oh God, may your love never depart from us, may it abide with us this new year and all through our lives. Amen

  19. Emmanuel!!! God is truly with his people in all that they do. He was, He still and will forever be with His people bt we don’t know this. We shy away from his presence.
    God give us the grace to seek his face this new year, in Jesus name Amen!!

  20. Emmanuel! God is with us and he will keep being with us till the end of time..nice one aunty

  21. If it has not been the Lord who is on our side, when our enemies rise up to swallow us alive, If it has not been the Lord who is by our side when they (our enemies) planned to wipe us off the face of the earth. The Lord by our side is our victory assured! To God be the Glory.

  22. Emmanuel, God is with me. The joy of the lord is my strength.
    If it has not been God, where would i have been. He is my joy and fortress, my pillar and my hedge. He has always been with me and forever will be.

  23. The coming of Emmanuel is a very wonderful event on earth. Mankind can never comprehend what would have happened if he wasn’t born. Emmanuel, God is with me and i give him the praise and worship.

  24. The bible can inspire one to write many things such as a beautiful write up like this. May the good Lord inspire you more, Ma. it should be worth noting that the significance of Christ birth is that God has come to dwell among men thereby bringing peace to men. God being with us now is accepting Him into out hearts and homes to illuminate and decorate our lives which is everlasting more than any Christmas decoration.

  25. An amazing poem Ma, it gives me pride in my name, “CHINONYELUM- God is with me”

  26. I got here late.I had to screenshot this poem! It captures who Emmanuel is.Nice one ma
    Merry Christmas in arrears

  27. That name Emmanuel can do various things for a believer
    This is why some people name their children Emmanuel. This is a very wonderful poem that showed us who Emmanuel is and how he operates. I think I’ll join the train and name my child Emmanuel(that would be after I’ve walked down the aisle)

  28. The name Emanuel is so powerful. I always feel accomplished when I remember that God is with me. Nice write up

  29. aK aChrist is indeed with us and in us for the greatest gift God ever gave to us is the gift of love and salvation through the birth and death of His son, Jesus. This is worth celebrating and am so glad that I am a recipient of this love.

  30. God is really with us always and forever. We are His children and His for love us deepens each day. His love is forever for He endureth forever.

  31. This is so lovely ma, As long as we remain faithful and dedicated to God, he abides and remain with us in all endeavor of our lives. Surely he shall neither leave us nor forsake us.

  32. “When our backs were against the wall and it looked as if it was over…”
    I like the feeling that through anything He is always with us.
    I love the reminder that even heaven and earth shall pass away but, His love for us will always be.
    God bless you, ma.

  33. God is with, and lives in those who keep his words. In other words he is with those who love him. When a man makes his heart homely Christ comes in and dwells forever, making ways and fighting unseen battles for him.

  34. EMMANUEL! you are indeed with us, especially me, your unconditional love keeps me going and that is my strength

  35. Emmanuel. God is truly with us everytime so far we obey his.commandments. thanks for letting us know that aunty edith.

  36. the poem is so lovely and contains the essential words to explain the meaning of the word ‘Emmanuel’ truly God is with us.

  37. There is everything powerful about that name ‘Emmanuel.’ He’s always with us, always ready to help us and always ready to listen to us, even though we can’t see him.

  38. this poem and the bible verses constantly remind us of God’s abiding presence. That name “Emmanuel” signifies that God is always with us even till the end of time.

  39. An exciting poem it is ma, the love of God is perfect and daily it’s perfecting us. The word of God says now the Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of God is there is liberty. You cannot be in the presence of God and yet your life will not be showing it, so our daily living is because of that name EMMANUEL.

  40. He is with us. His Grace has been made sufficient for us. All we need do is cue into it. His birth is the reason for our faith. His name is Emmanuel. Ma, this is an awesome exposition of the Name of our Saviour. You are blessed for our generation.

  41. This poem is an active reminder of God’s everlasting presence with his people. This poem serves as a motivation and reminder of God’s protection and love. I really love this poem.

  42. This is really inspiring and is all i need for today, i.e the assurance that God is with me both in good times and in bad times.

  43. In our darkest moments. God with us!
    When the world shows its ugly face. God with us!
    Inside the darkest tunnel. God with us!
    He is even with us even when we think he is not there. The most merciful God is always with us!

  44. this is indeed a confirmation that the Lord is with us, everyday of our lives, in every situation whether good or bad. this has really raised my spirit. God bless you ma.

  45. interesting piece! with amazingly structured lines all built on a foundation of simplicity, these words really keeps one going, I am deeply moved by such true words.

  46. It is lovely of you ma, to remind us that wherever and whatever we may do God is always going to be by our side…lovely poem ma

  47. lovely poem. it comforts us with the fact that we’ve got back up in christ

  48. Emmanuel, king of all kings, he is more than wonderful. He died on the cross, where love and grace meet. thank you ma for this bible references.

  49. halleujah! Emmanuel, God is always with us. That feeling anytime you realize God is always there for you. Lovely poem.u

  50. God is with us indeed from January to December. HE does not sleep nor slumber for our safety sake and as well gives his angel charge over us. Glory be to the father cares for us, leads us by his grace and gives us victory all the day of our lives.

  51. The Lord abides in us, His presence is eternal and everlasting and so is his love…Our comforter, Our Companion, Our helper and redeemer. i am happy he is in me. Thanks to you Ma. God name be praised!

  52. Emmanuel! glory to the king for his birth he has come to put smiles on our faces and erase pains from our hearts.
    Emmanuel! He reigns beyond the earth

  53. Thank God that the birth of emmanuel has made me more than a conqueror. I am conscious of the fact that christ lives in me and has made me his dwelling place and of a truth his birth has made the glory of the lord upon me shine forth that men will keep seeing his glory and glorifying the father which is in heaven.

  54. What a wonderful poem MA. . Thanks a lot. Sometimes, the happenings around us would make us feel otherwise but this piece just reminded me of the ever present God. He’s always with us. EMMANUEL!

  55. Thank you, Emmanuel for guiding us daily.
    Please continually dwell in us until our final days.

  56. A very captivating piece, all built on simplicity with such rhythm to follow up, these words are just enough to keep one going.

  57. God with me, sorry, i mean with us. am happy God is with me and us. a wonderful poem written for me personally. thank you ma for this piece.

  58. EMMANUEL “God is with us” indeed, God is with us, we should all always remember this anytime we are on distress or have one problem or the other. His never abandoning us no matter what. Seek him first, and every other thing will be added unto you. A very wonderful poem Aunty Edith.

  59. wonderful one, most times I ask myself is this God still in control? but you have actually made me to understand that he is with us at all times not minding the situations around us Emmanuel is with us. More grace to encourage us at all times kudos Ma.

  60. God is with us that is his name “Emmanuel” no need to fear the evil ones,no need to get scared of your sickness, no need to get scared of your evil condition….always have it in mind that God is with us today,tomorrow and forever…..

  61. When God is with us, nobody can be against us… Thanks for this encouraging simple but wonderful poem

  62. Emmanuel! which means God with us. This poem contains words which should motivate us and guide us through lifes struggles, irrespective of what we have been going through. We are forever grateful to God for sending his son to us. Praise be to his name

  63. God is indeed with His children. He is ever faithful and true to His word. His love is so extravagant. Lets stick with Him the way He sticks with us.

  64. What a lovely poem! This poem reminds us that God is always with us no matter what we are going through. He is always there for us, if only we believe and reach out to him

  65. Indeed God is with us. He guides us through life…giving us food, clothing ,shelter,good health ,finances in everything we do it us evident that God is with Us and his name is Emmanuel.

  66. Emmanuel, the son of the living God! My ever present helper and counselor. Emmanuel, the God who’d never leave me… God is indeed with me

  67. Emmanuel has been with us right from the day we were born and even till and forever, he will be with us no matter the trials and tribulations we are facing in life he is still with us.

  68. Emmanuel God with us: this an assurance that God would be with us and for us even as we go through the rough patches 2018 has to offer am glad and priviledged to be called a child of God cos i know my destiny is safe in his arms

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