Call His Name Emmanuel

As Christmas draws closer, we all can get caught up with the music, the shopping, the baking, and the decorating; perhaps doing things a little differently this year. But some things never change and that’s why Christmas is still Christmas – and it’s all about Jesus.

Several thousand years ago the prophets foretold of Jesus’ (the Messiah’s) birth and many anxiously awaited His coming. Unfortunately, there were those who did not acknowledge that He had truly come that wondrous Christmas morn. He was Jesus, the Savior; acclaimed by the prophet Isaiah to be called Emmanuel, which means “God with Us.”

Through His lifetime He healed the sick, cleansed lepers, cast out demons, walked on water, brought sight to the blind and taught as no other teacher had ever taught. Still, He was rejected. The God/man with all His power and love was rejected. The same thing is happening today.

People today, as well as back then, need Jesus. We’re living in uncertain, frightful times. But there is hope, comfort and peace in the only One who can truly give us these things–Jesus Christ.

Are you fearful? Trusting in Jesus is the answer for your peace and hope. But is your heart hardened, or your eyes blinded by Satan so you cannot see the truth? Jesus can remove the chains from your heart and “restore your sight.” He is the truth; He is the light and life; and He is the way; the only way to heaven.

Just as Jesus healed the blind man and he saw Jesus for the first time for who He is, Jesus can do the same for you because He is Emmanuel – God with us.

Jesus loves you, He died for you, and He longs for you to become his child. Don’t keep doubting or resisting – open your heart and trust Him. May this Christmas season be the time you say, “Yes, I do believe.” It’s the greatest Christmas gift you will ever receive.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

Matthew 1:21-23

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