In this series we’ll be focusing on the implications of one word… a name, used in one passage, in one gospel, one time. “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name… Immanuel.”
Immanuel = God with us.
The name symbolized the fact that God would demonstrate His presence with His people. It’s an assurance, a promise, a blessing from God who is saying, “I am WITH you.” This name and its meaning point to the overwhelming passion of God’s heart, HE WANTS TO BE WITH US. 2000 years ago entered our mess and He continues to do it every day. He is with us and He is for us.