December 12, 2016
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)
Generations before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah predicted how it would happen. He told God’s people to look forward to the birth of a child from a virgin mother, who ended up being Mary. This child would be called Immanuel, not as His name, but as a description of who He was: God with us. Jesus came down from a perfect heaven to dwell among imperfect people. His desire is to be near to us. That is the heart of God!