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His Name Immanuel: God With Us


“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Those words from the Prophet Isaiah predicting the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas people and God Bless you.

God with us; how comforting is that?


I love the humility in the story of Christ’s birth. Mary, the mother of God,  lays the king of us all, in a manger meant to feed animals. Imagine that night, how Christ’s love quieted all of Bethlehem  and made everything peaceful. People everywhere surprised by how good they were feeling, their daily care melting away as if by magic.

Even the hours just before his death Christ was trying to reassure his Apostles about their future. He told them joyful things: “That they may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in you; that they may also be one in Us.”

That in my mind is the beauty and message of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That at the very depth of our being we are at one with Christ and God. How comforting is that.


Now Christmas can bring the blues for a lot of folks. Many have no money to buy others gifts, have no family or a family that may not appear to love or care for them, so many without homes in this great country of ours. Perhaps Christ’s greatest gift was his compassion. Sensing the distress of those who came to him, he reached out with God’s mercy and healed them.

You may not have a lot this Christmas, but you do have your kindness and your companionship, bring those to your loved ones and also to those who may be in distress in your community. The birth of Christ is a sacred event, but it is also a metaphor for allowing Christ to have his birth within your own heart, so that you too, as his follower, can spread his love, peace and joy to this world.

Peace to you and God Bless you. Hobo John here I love you with everything that I have and want only good things for you and yours this Christmas and everyday.

Here is a little Christ based poem I wrote, hope it brings you some joy.

God’s number one son
sent to have some fun
no longer on the run
from myself

play, such a silly thing,
but perhaps the one thing
to make everything
in you,
whole again

so have some play
before and after you pray
perhaps to play is to pray
to affirm God’s love
in troubled times

you ain’t no disappointment
so keep your appointment
with divine love
Jesus the gentle, peaceful dove
the highest aspect of your love

so make play your art
to expand your heart

yes you belong here
you are no deer
in the headlights
of lying fear

stay and play
pray and play
oh man, hell yes
have some fun
for you too are God’s number one son
and daughter
sent to have some
no longer on the run
from yourself



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Hobo John

Hobo John here, I am a fifty year old man currently living in a small town in Idaho, this is also where I grew up. Like any Idaho boy I love the outdoors, and am a sports enthusiast. But I also love the arts and paint a little myself. In Proverbs it says, "A man's pursuit is his kindness, " and that is my only true mission in life. I like to write about just about anything; songs , children's stories, politics, short stories, however, I have not attempted a novel yet. I also consider myself a bit of a philosopher, after seven years of living the homeless life I actually started to enjoy it. I started writing little phrases that I hope contain some wisdom. I call them Hobo Metaphysics. "Gentle beats the shit out of aggressive," being one of my favorites. Peace to you folks, "I love you with everything that I have." That is my motto and the truth of things.

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