Immanuel God with us – are you busy? 1. part

19.12.2023 | Donne Europee, Donne Europee English

Yes. I have a lot of hurry, especially now on Christmas week.

Do you have time to listen when I talk to you? 

Who should I listen to? 

Me, Immanuel – God with you. 

I have such a busy life. All the hustle and bustle of everyday life and then I take time for myself. Sometimes I try to relax all the binding rhythm of life. Sometimes I would just like to travel far away. Family and children, for them I never have too much time. 

I am also a Prince of Peace, I hope you accept my peace. I want to talk to you in silence, in my presence. First I need to have your attention. Once a long time ago, in Bethlehem we couldn’t find a place for me in the inn – this Christmas I am looking for room in the heart of people. 


 “And she gave birth to her  firstborn, a son.She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. “  Luke 2: 7 


“I want to go to Bethlehem’s manger again. 

Far from the vanity of this time that fills the world. 

For my soul, it is a refuge and treasure.

He always helps even though many have forgotten him.“

 (Hans A. Bronson 1732 Norwegian song) 


Marja Toukola