“I’m here.” You heard that as a child from your mom or dad. As a mother or father, you have expressed those words to your child. These words are sometimes said as you approach a loved one barely conscious as they approach death’s door. You may have heard those words as a friend or family member wrapped their arms around you in a challenging moment.
Few things bring encouragement, strength, and comfort like the presence of someone who cares. One of the descriptive names of our Lord Jesus Christ is Immanuel which means “God with us.” This name was established for the One Who would come into the world by the word of God to Isaiah, “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 7:14, ESV)
In a special and unique way, the coming of Jesus into the world was God with us.