Advent | 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 ESV

The name Immanuel means God is with us. Many who argue about the deity of Jesus Christ sometimes overlook the simple meaning of Immanuel. It is understandable. The idea that God would choose to be with us in the form of a helpless baby is very difficult to comprehend. Yet the gospel records are clear that he did. And the world has never been the same. And today God is still with us. God the Spirit lives in us. He is called the Comforter and the Counselor. And like Immanuel the coming of the Spirit requires a birth, a new birth. When we are born of the Spirit we experience Immanual.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.

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