“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
The promise of Emmanuel, God with us, is important to remember in a world filled with chaos and political confusion. Nations are struggling to maintain their identity; people groups are moving across the face of the earth; yet, God is with us – Emmanuel.
During Israel’s crisis and captivity, the Lord promised a sign of deliverance, faithfulness, and covenant promises–a Son, Emmanuel. In the classic Christmas carol, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, the minor chord of a lament resolves itself into a major chord of victory and triumph. Jesus came once, but we also rejoice that He will return again!