God With Us
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 1:22-23
Let us consider everything God did in order to fulfill the promise of the virgin birth of His son Jesus Christ or Immanuel. First, God revealed his plans to some of His trusted children who would share it with others hundreds of years before it would ever happen. Next, He chose a faithful family to take care of Him and then sent angels to prepare them with His plans. Some time later, shepherds and wise men would be notified of the miraculous birth. Finally, Jesus is born in a manager and God is with us.
God took great care to deliver Jesus to us. He sent angels down from heaven for goodness sakes! When have you ever seen an angel appear in the sky? And not to mention, that he trusted imperfect humans to raise his Holy son. God is not afraid to go to great lengths or do the impossible to prove his love for you. The Christmas story is not just about a baby in a manger laying down his sweet head. The Christmas story is about God’s sincere commitment and dedication to fulfilling His promises of loving you forever. God is love and the virgin birth of Jesus Christ is the beginning of the greatest love story of all time.
Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2: 1-40