Sunday, December 18, 2011

God is With Us

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
-Isaiah 7:14

Immanuel (or Emmanuel, as some translations spell it). It means "God is with us." And indeed, that is one of the most beautiful truths of Advent. God sent in motion the many miracles that bring us to the events of Christmas in order to send Jesus Christ, who would indeed be with us. Manger, shepherds, stars and carols are all beautiful but the heart of all this amazing mystery is that God is indeed with us and by His grace, we will one day go to that place He has prepared for us.

I love how this Sojourn song mixes the name "Immanuel" with its meaning of "God is With Us," and celebrates that simple and yet utterly mindblowing truth.


  1. I have never heard this song! Thank you so much for sharing.

    and p.s. I'm going to be linking this post up with my Wednesday post if that's okay. I'll be talking about this very thing. :)


  2. Wonderful. Beautifully said. Thank you for this post.