Matthew 1:23 ESV
“23Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and they shall call His name ‘Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).”
Isaiah 9:2-7 ESV
“2The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
3You have multiplied the nation; You have increased its joy; they rejoice before You as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, You have broken as on the day of Midian.
5For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and of his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
Thank You, Father, for sending Jesus to walk among us, live His entire life without sinning and then to die for our sin so that we can be reconciled back to You. Thank You for Your great mercy and beautiful grace.