“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”” Matthew 1:23, NKJV
“Immanuel, God With Us”. Pages could be written about this one verse and its implication to mankind. Pages could be written about the virgin. Pages could be written about the child. Pages could be written about the Son. Pages could be written about His name, Immanuel.
If I could, let me just mention the implication of the phrase, “God with us”. God left heaven and became a man through birth by a virgin. We commonly know Him by, and refer to Him, as Jesus. The name Immanuel means, “God with us”.
The implication of that truth should be overwhelming to all of mankind. God came to dwell among us and we knew Him as Jesus.
He felt temptation, pain, thirst, hunger, weariness, sorrow and all the other emotions that human have to deal with every day. That’s a major implication of this verse.
God, as Jesus, felt all those human emotions as well. “God with us”. He experienced those same emotions that we experience and that makes Him uniquely able to help us with every situation that we experience.
That makes Him uniquely able to help us work through all those human emotions that we deal with every day. God is able and God is available.
We can come boldly to Him in prayer because He is able to understand our human weaknesses and our human needs. Praise The Lord!