The Advent Word for today is 'among' in the global Advent Calendar I am following this year.

Thinking about what to post in relation to the word 'among', I remembered Jesus' words in Luke 22: 27
"I am among you as one who serves."
So I'm posting a painting by Ford Maddox Brown of Jesus washing Peter's feet at his Last supper. You can find that story in John 13: 1 - 20.  It's a wonderful example of the meaning of 'Emmanuel' - 'God-with-us'. Not God high and mighty or remote, but God among us, one of us, serving among us.

Image Credit: Commons Wikimedia