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Immanuel

Those who doubt the virgin birth of Christ are themselves a contradiction. They wrestle with the sign, yet often claim to accept the Saviour. There is no question but that the virgin birth required God’s intervention, but the name Immanuel is given by Isaiah to show that the child to be born would be God robed in flesh. Immanuel means “God with us.”

Do you have trouble believing the Bible account of the miracles surrounding the birth of Christ? Do the angelic appearances seem beyond the realm of reality? Do you doubt the experience of the shepherds and their encounter with the heavenly host? Does the journey of the wise men from the East seem too farfetched for you? If so, remember that this is the birth of Immanuel. God was in that stable. All doubts fade in the light of this great truth.

Now let us go a bit deeper. The moment you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you ceased being alone. He came into your life. This means God is with you. And here’s good news for the future: He has promised “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5). Rest on this wonderful promise and live each day in the assurance of His presence and care. You do not have to face any problem alone. “…If God be for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31).

Immanuel assures the child of God that all is well.

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