Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a Son and she will call His name Immanuel.
Jesus has many names and titles, and in this verse we learn His name Immanuel which means “God with us”. Each part of the Holy Trinity has a unique role to play with humanity. Within this name, Immanuel, we see that Jesus is the part of the Godhead come to earth. Long before He was born in a manger, there was a plan for Him to be “God with us” here on earth.
We can see this prophesy of Isaiah fulfilled in the book of Matthew.
For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.
Not only is Jesus, God with us, but He is also the One who saves us from our sins. Because of His love for us, He came to earth to die in our place. If we believe in Jesus then we are forgiven and He is always with us.
Jesus is “God with us” in two ways.
First, He was literally with us here on earth. He came to live the perfect life that we can never live, and to be the sacrifice for our sins.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
This was always God’s plan. That He the Father would send the Son to die for our sin so that we could be with Him eternally.
Then, as He ascended back into heaven, Jesus gave us this promise…
And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
This is the promise that we as Christians hold tight to. We no longer have to go through life alone. Because of our faith in Him, Jesus is with us and will never leave us. When times are good, He is with us and celebrates our success. When times are bad, He is there to lift us up.
Jesus is the remedy for our sin. It is through Him alone that we are saved. And we can be confident that He will keep His promise to be “God with us” always.
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