Siege Devotions – Day 1

Day 1 God is with us!

Matthew 1:23

Today is Wednesday, March 18

Good morning to my First Baptist Church family. This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls.

These daily devotionals are our church’s effort to create some family unity and community well-being.

Each day I will share a short devotional thought from my personal Bible reading as we walk through the New Testament, together. Consider this a great time to get into God’s Word and follow along each day.


Matthew 1:23 describes about Jesus, “They shall call His name Immanuel (which means, God with us).” What a promise!

One of my good friends, an ICU nurse, shared with me the profound comfort this promise gives her. No matter the trauma or heartache of her daily experiences, she knows that God is with her. This is a promise she holds on to tightly: day after day, heartbreak after heartbreak. 

When nothing else makes sense in your life, it is my prayer for you that the promise of Immanuel (“God is with us!”) will comfort you and encourage you to keep walking faithfully.

Your church family loves you and is praying for you! Consider calling one person today to share this encouraging message from God’s Word. You never know how you can bring comfort to another person.

If you need someone from the church to contact you personally, please call.  Our phone numbers are at the bottom of this page.
NOTE:  The name of this devotion has changed from Siege Devotions to Seize the Moment Devotions.  This reflects a change in thinking from taking a defensive stance to an offensive one.  We want to be on the offense in this situation with the Pandemic that has hit our world.  As we understand how God wants us to live during these times, let’s all take the initiative to seek what is best for our families and communities to the glory of God.


If you prefer a video, Pastor Jerry reads his devotion on YouTube as well.  Click HERE to visit the page.  Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.