Did you know about the sign????  What sign are you talking about?  The new Grace signs?  No!  The sign!!!!

Now, you are probably wondering why I had that ridiculous dialogue with myself.  With it being the Christmas season, we are going to talk a lot about the birth of Jesus. Did you know that he was a sign?

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz,  “Ask a sign of the Lord your God;  let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”  But Ahaz said,  “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.”  And he said,  “Hear then, O house of David!  Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?  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 7:10-14 ESV)

The popular song “Mary, Did You Know?” pops into my head when I think about this. Did you know that he would walk on water? Did you know that he would save our sons and daughters?

Did Mary know? I don’t know. But let me ask you a few questions:

Did you know that one of the names of Jesus is Immanuel? 

Did you know that Immanuel means “God with us”?

Did you know that God is always with us?

Did you know that Jesus was the embodiment of God dwelling with his people?

Did you know that Jesus is still alive and still with us?

Did you know that Christmas is more than trees and presents?

Did you know that we celebrate this holiday because we want to recognize the birth of Immanuel?

God loves you too much to leave you where you are at. If you are struggling with financial issues, heartbreak, or grief, please know the name Immanuel. This name is proof God will always be with us.