BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."
Matt 1:23 (NASB)
We celebrate the most amazing truth that mankind could ever wish for, God with us. Those who have come to know Christ as Savior and Lord understand Him to be God almighty becoming human. This is called “The Incarnation.” God promised in Isaiah 7:14 that He was going to this and Matthew 1:23 is the fulfillment of this passage.
God’s desire was always to have man in His presence. He created mankind to be in His presence, but Adam’s sin caused a separation that only God could fix. He said He was going to that in Genesis 3:15. Later when God met with the people of Israel He expressed that He didn’t want to dwell on a mountain and have people come to Him, but he wanted to dwell in their midst. God instructed Moses and the children of Israel to make a dwelling place for him. They had to prepare the place for Him to dwell in their midst.
Today, God instructs all people individually to prepare a place for Him. That place is in their hearts. We sing in a carol, “Let every heart prepare Him room.” Have you prepared your heart, your life for God almighty to be at home in you? Give Him that gift He has been longing for. Give Him your heart. He wants to be Immanuel to you.
God bless you in this Christmas season.