Christmas time is so special. The decorations, the family time, the food, the gifts; it all whirls together to make one special time of year. One of the most amazing parts of Christmas, a gift that keeps giving all year long, and through our entire lives is Jesus, our Savior, is the gift of “Immanuel.”
Jesus had many special names, but the special name “Immanuel” means “God is with us.” When he was placed inside Mary’s womb to grow into a healthy baby that would be born into this world, he wasn’t just a human like you and me. He was God too! God came into this world to live with us when Jesus was born! How amazing is that gift?
It gets even better! Jesus lived a perfect life, free of sin, and then died for us on a cross. After three days, He rose again, and though His body returned to heaven later on, He has never left us. He is still with us! Sweet Immanuel!
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
How do you feel God with you in your life?