Immanuel means “God with us” which is exactly what Jesus is – God in human form. Jesus means “the Lord saves.” Jesus is the promised Savior from God. We celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus, and the fulfillment of His promise to save us at Christmas. But for many of us, the focus has become on the things we get instead of the gift we’ve been given. There’s nothing wrong with being excited about getting presents, but are you celebrating them or Jesus?
Focus on the names of Jesus from Isaiah 9:6 this weekend. Think about how your life is different because you know Jesus, the promised Savior.