#28 IMMANUEL

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#28 IMMANUEL

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name IMMANUEL." Isaiah 7:14

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.  When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.  But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call His name IMMANUEL" (which means, God with us).  Matthew 1:18-23 

Jesus, You are IMMANUEL - GOD WITH US!!  Isaiah prophesied hundreds of years before that You would be born of a virgin and that Your name would be IMMANUEL - just like the angel told Joseph!  For hundreds of years, they waited for the birth of a Son who would be "God with us".  You were and are the fulfillment of that verse in Isaiah!  Open my eyes, Jesus, to see You for who You are - You are GOD WITH US!!  Thank You, Jesus, for leaving Your throne in heaven to come to earth to live WITH US - and to give Your life so that I might live with You forever!!  I worship You Jesus!!!!

Worship Jesus and praise Him for being IMMANUEL, GOD WITH US!

(What would your life be like if you realized that Jesus is "GOD WITH US"?  Would your day be different today?)