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Emmanuel – God Is With Us

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In today’s reading from Isaiah the Advent Prophet (Isaiah 7:10-14), he tells us:

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel”.

Emmanuel – “God with us.” When we ponder the meaning more deeply, we come to realize:

God is neither catchable nor fetchable. Can clay describe its potter? Can fish do justice to the one who changes the water in their aquarium?

How can tiny human brains that cannot understand electricity or produce a cure for the common cold ever hope to comprehend the wonder of the eternal Creator God? We cannot ever do it.

Fortunately, we do not have to. Why? Because God has come to us. As people in business would say, that is the bottom line when it comes to Christmas.

God has come to us
! Emmanuel!

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