Haggai 1:13 …”I am with you,” declares the LORD.
Who is saying this but Jesus Christ our Lord? And when He says “I am with you,” He means it in the most significant and relevant way possible. That is, He became one of us. He became a human being and experienced life as we experience it. Only He lived it without sin. None of the rest of us can say that.
This is Immanuel: God with us:
Matthew 1:23 “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
What the Lord Jesus declares is eternally true. He is with us. Always!
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify: Matthew 1:23 is referring to Isaiah 7:14; 8:10; 9:6.)