It’s the name of a song by Michael Jackson and that statement has been a source of comfort for many for many years.
This year, I have realised more than ever that these words are watermarked right through the Bible. When we muck up,we can see how God used David even when he got things so badly wrong, when we scoff at God promises, we can see how a barren Sarah laughed when she was promised a son, before going onto Mother a nation. When the task God has given us seems too much- we can remember Moses who, despite his inadequacies led the Israelites out from Egypt. When we are in agony, we can look to Jesus’ own agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and know that we are not alone. The Bible reminds us again and again that God is Immanuel, even during the hardest of times.