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All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel””“which means, “God with us.”Â Â  (Matthew 1:22-23 NIV).

Sometimes I can read the Christmas story & miss things due to the familiarity that has grown over the years.

Immanuel.

A single name that means so much.

                                               God with us.

After the resurrection, Jesus is commissioning the disciples & says to them: 

“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”Â Â  (Matthew 28:20 NLT).

Immanuel.               

                                               God with us.

Again we are told in Hebrews 13:5:

“God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”Â  (NLT).

Immanuel.

                                                God with us.