“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” —Matthew 1:23
The Lord Jesus Christ came to bring the presence of God into our world.
Immanuel . . . God with us.
We too are to bring His presence into our world.
The Lord Jesus Christ made that clear when He said, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21).
We can give the gift of God’s likeness through us.
When our lives reflect the God who lives in us, we can be different from the world, and that difference can bless others with the transforming presence of His love and grace.