Day 9 of Advent
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God with us). Isaiah 7:14 AMP
When we take a moment to really let Jesus’ names sink in, you can’t help but feel the overwhelming sense of God’s love. You can look up lists of all his name’s and titles and each one has so much love and power behind it. Immanuel is my current favorite. The name was a prophecy given so long before Jesus’ birth. It means “God with us.” It’s a prophetic name showing that God would dwell among his people, fully experiencing and understanding everything humanity goes through. He did this not for his own sake to understand us-He is God our Creator, trust me He knows- He did it so we would understand, so we would really know that He knows us.
Immanuel: the name is yet another one of God’s lavish promises that came to be in the form of baby Jesus; the one who saved us all from death.