by Glen Elliott | Bring Christmas Home series |
There is a prophecy in Isaiah 7:14 that is highlighted in the Christmas story that Matthew records. It’s a favorite for the Christmas season. It is one of the great verses that declares a spiritual mystery called the incarnation. One of the names that the Messiah is given, besides Jesus, is “Immanuel” which means “God with us.” That’s the simple and clear meaning of the incarnation. God took on human form and chose to live in our world, in our neighborhood, so to speak. In this message, we’ll explore what it means that God is with us and how that changes everything.