22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"[d]—which means, "God with us."
“Simply being with someone is difficult because it asks of us that we share in the other’s vulnerability, enter with him or her into the experience of weakness and powerlessness, become a part of uncertainty, and give up control and self-determination.” (Compassion, p. 14)
Ponder: God is with you; he is with me, right now. Think about that. God is choosing at this moment to fully engage in your life at all its levels. He is entering into your vulnerability.
Why is it important for our team to be vulnerable with one another? How could doing this positively affect our team and ministry?
Pray: Ask for the Lord’s guidance in being open and honest with those around you, so that healthy relationships can be built and sustained for the glory of God.