Matthew quotes the Prophet Isaiah and in so doing he brings to us perhaps the most amazing reality of the Advent. This wonderful truth is that in person of Jesus Christ, God is continually with his people. People often say they wish Christmas could last all year long. Well, for those whom God has called, the reason for Christmas will be with us for eternity. Once the presents are opened and the tree is taken down the world’s thoughts of Christmas fade into the New Year celebrations. But for you, God’s child, the person of Immanuel lives on. He is with you. Praise God, he is with you!
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:”The
virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him
Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23