Voices: God With Us Where the Pain Is

In her commentary on the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, Anna Case-Winters offers the following insight:

“The child who is Emmanuel—God with us—does not enter the world in ease and comfort; he is not born into privilege and power. Already, in his infancy, oppression and violence and terror have touched his life. But then, if he is really to be “God with us,” he will be with us where the pain is.”

When I’m hurting, it always helps me to remember that God is with me in my pain. I hope the same will be true for you. [1]

[1] Anna Case-Winters (Matthew: Belief, a Theological Commentary on the Bible (Louisville, Kentucky: John Knox Press, 2015), Kindle.