READ ISAIAH 7:14
When the Christmas season approaches, we begin seeing signs all around. Stores are stocked with decorations, trees and lights are set
up, and holiday music is played. It’s a season of great anticipation. Isaiah 7:14 tell us that God was going to give His people a sign and they waited in eager anticipation. The sign leading to the first Christmas was much different than what we see today. The sign that God gave was a baby named Immanuel. We can understand the significance of this sign because of the name God gave this child. The name Immanuel means “God with us”. So, this sign from God was to be the child of God who is God. Wow! Names have power. They define a person and can shape a person’s life - for good or bad. That’s why parents take great care in choosing a name for their baby. Throughout the Bible when God gave someone a name, it had meaning and marked a turning point for that person. This name, Immanuel, marked a turning point for all of humanity. Jesus Christ is Immanuel, God with us. He is the sign of hope and salvation for all people who put their faith and trust in Him. That’s why we celebrate this amazing miracle at Christmas. God came to earth in the flesh because of His great love for us. Jesus died on the cross for us - in our place! He paid the price for our sins so we
wouldn’t have to. The anticipation of the Christmas season is special, but nothing compares to the anticipation of eternal life. Immanuel, God with
us, came to be with us so that we could be with Him for eternity. Praise God! Have you put your trust in Immanuel? He’s the best gift you will ever receive!
look up together, all meanings of the names in your family. Do those meaning fit the person? reflect together about the means of Jesus name and how much that means!
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