At Crestview, we’ve been studying Emmanuel this Advent season. And, I love how we finally get the full story in Matthew’s part of the Christmas story. Here’s what we read:
 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:21-23)
It’s a pretty simple Gospel connection today, but this Jesus who we celebrate this weekend was born to save people from their sins. And, because of this, we can call Him Emmanuel, which means, God with us.
Today, celebrate the Jesus, Emmanuel Himself, was born for you.