On Mount Sinai Moses asks God, ‘Who will accompany us on the way to the Promised Land?’ God says He will send an angel but Moses insists that the Lord must go with them. He argues that only He Himself, dwelling in the midst of Israel, will distinguish them from all the other nations. It is the same for us. It is not theology, traditions, or politics that make us distinctive in the eyes of the world. But that the reality of Immanuel/God With Us, is seen to be amongst us in the person of His Son, Jesus the Messiah.