Of all the names of God, the most amazing and life changing is simply Immanuel.  It is in  that name that the entire history of the life of men was changed.  It is the great gift of God coming to earth to be with us; that gave us back the ability to be in relationship with Him. John 3:16– makes clear that it was God’s love for us that allowed him to send Jesus to be with us.  Romans 5:8– tells us that he made that sacrifice despite our own sinful nature. Romans 10:9-10 tells us that if we confess his Lordship and believe He is God with us (Immanuel); then, we will be saved.

God with us, (Immanuel) is the only hope that makes life doable.  Without the hope of eternity and the guidance of His spirit, we would suffer the same chaotic, aimless and purposeless life the world has to endure. Instead, we know that God will lead us–(Proverbs 3:5-6.)  He will never leave us (Romans 8:33), he will supply our needs (Philippians 4:19) and he will transform us into his image (Philippians 1:6.) That is not the work of a distant, inattentive God. No, God is with us. He Leads, guides, protects and provides for our needs. If we will simply trust him, We will see His hand and feel His presence in our lives for now, and until we join Him for eternity!!!

God Bless You

Isaiah 7

13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also?14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you[c] a sign: The virgin[d] will conceive and give birth to a son, and[e] will call him Immanuel.

 
Matthew 1
 
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).