“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel which means God with us.” Matthew 1:23
Last week we talked about making room for Jesus in our hearts and homes as we prepare and joyfully wait for Christmas. Did you and your family put up a decoration to remind you of Jesus?
This week as we continue to look forward to the celebration of Jesus’ birth we are going to talk about who Jesus is. This verse from Matthew is actually a quote from the book of Isaiah, a prophet of God, who lived about 700 years before Jesus was even born. Isaiah said that Jesus would be called Immanuel because that name means “God with us”. Jesus has many names but one of my favorites is “God with us”.
Jesus, the Son of God, is a part of the trinity with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born as a baby and grew up as a human, just like each of us. Jesus understands all the things that we face; He knows what it is like to get into trouble, He understands the problems we have, He sympathizes with our needs and wants, because He is “God with us”.
Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man
Jesus stepped down from heaven to be born as a helpless baby to humble parents.
Jesus gave up unlimited power and strength to grow up as a boy searching and learning.
Jesus left behind the worship of angles to teach us about the everlasting love of God.
Jesus abandoned His throne and permitted himself to be crucified on a cross to save us.
Jesus arose from the grave and returned to sit at the right hand of God. And is now with us always in our hearts.
Jesus was and still is, God with us!
This week draw a picture of a time when you felt that Jesus was with you. It might be when you were worried or afraid, it might be when you did great when you thought you wouldn’t, it might be when you were alone but didn’t feel lonely because Jesus was with you. I feel Jesus with me when I watch a beautiful sunrise. Thank You, Jesus, for a most awesome start to my day!
Blessings and comfort knowing that Jesus is God with us!