The Wonder of the Immanuel

December 3, 2014 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 7:10-16 |


“Immanuel” means “God with us”—and it is a name that is applied to Jesus, the Christ Child. If our world is a mess, the “Wonder of the Immanuel” is that God comes to be with us: He is not distant from our world or our circumstances, but in the person of the Son, He draws near. Jesus gets right down into the nitty-gritty of the fallenness of our humanity, all so that He might bear the cross, all so that we as His forgiven people could say with confidence, “He is always with us.”